To provide an alternative for many test scenarios in which only a high-quality CW source is required, dBm, Wayne, NJ, is introducing the SSG synthesized CW signal generator. This instrument focuses on the basics: simplicity, connectivity and excellent RF performance in a small and low cost solution.

The SSG is small and light and can be held in one hand, yet has enough mass to stay planted on the workbench with heavy coax cables attached to it. Giving up little or nothing in terms of performance, the SSG provides excellent phase noise, and switching speed that is much faster than YIG-based signal generators.

The SSG can function within an automated test system since it can be remotely controlled via IEEE-488.2, RS-232 and 10/100BaseT Ethernet. This, combined with its fast settling time, makes it a good choice for high-volume production environments.