The SC5505A and SC5506A/B signal sources serve well as LO sources for multiple single stage downconverters or dual stage downconverters. Due to their low spurious content and low phase noise, they are ideal choices as clock sources for fast DAC and ADC applications, especially for those that require variable sampling rates. Each module is designed with the intent of being paired with SignalCore IQ modulators and demodulators. Their compact size and instrumentation grade performance make both the SC5505A and SC5506A/B ideal RF sources for many modern applications such as wireless test systems, radar, digital clocking, instrumentation, and both academia and military applications.
The SC5507A and SC5508A are from our PSG (Performance Signal Generator) line of signal generators, providing tunable frequency range from DC to 6.25 GHz, with resolution of 1 mHz. Their amplitude range is typically between -50 dBm to +15 dBm stepping at 0.01 dB, and harmonics are typically < -35 dBc. Phase noise at 5 GHz CW is better than -125 dBc/Hz@10kHz. These RF signal generators incorporate a 1 MHz to 6 GHz power sensor whose measurement range is -25 dBm and 15 dBm with accuracies of better than 0.50 dB.
The SC5520A and SC5521A are part of the ultra-high frequency synthesizer series (UHFS) of signal generators. It has a frequency tuning range of 160 MHz to 40 GHz stepping at 1 Hz resolution with an amplitude range of -10 dBm to +15 dBm typical with phase noise among the lowest in the market. These modules are both compact and rugged, making them ideal for system integration into frequency converters, test equipment, or as clocks in modern day digital data converters.
The SC5510A and SC5511A are high-performance VCO-based synthesized signal generators with a tunable output frequency range of 100 MHz to 20 GHz. Although consuming only 16 W of power, they contain the instrument grade performance of large box instruments. A low phase noise output of -137 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset from a 1 GHz carrier, a 1 Hz tuning resolution, and an amplitude step resolution of 0.01 dB over a -30 dBm to +10 dBm output range sets these modules apart from other PXI modular signal generators. Furthermore, through the use of a unique multiple phase-locked loop architecture, phase spurs are kept below -70 dBc across the entire tuning range, even at 1 Hz step resolution.