PicoSource™ AS108

8 GHz Agile Synthesizer

PicoSource AS108 Specifications

General
Standard conditions are ambient temperature between 15°C and 30°C, 20 minutes after power-up.
Carrier wave
Parameter Applicable range and values Condition
Frequency range 300 kHz to 8.192 GHz
Frequency resolution
300 kHz to 125 MHz 0.1 Hz
> 125 MHz to 4 GHz 10 Hz
> 4 GHz 20 Hz
 
Frequency settling time
to ±10 ppm 55 μs maximum 50 μs typical
 
Frequency accuracy (internal reference) ±5 ppm  
Output power range −15 dBm to +15 dBm  
Output power resolution 0.1 dBm  
Output power setting accuracy ±1.5 dB  
Output match (VSWR)
1.8:1 maximum 1.4:1 typical
 
Output amplitude settling time
to ±1 dB 25 μs maximum
to ±0.1 dB 200 μs maximum
 
Output protection 25 V DC pk and 20 dBm  
Phase noise at 10 kHz offset
1 GHz −98 dBc/Hz maximum −100 dBc/Hz typical
2 GHz −94 dBc/Hz maximum −96 dBc/Hz typical
4 GHz −88 dBc/Hz maximum −90 dBc/Hz typical
8 GHz −83 dBc/Hz maximum −85 dBc/Hz typical
 
  8GHz Synthesizer Measured phase noise at 1 GHz
Harmonics
−20 dBc maximum −26 dBc typical
Output power set to +10 dBm
Sub-harmonics
−40 dBc maximum −46 dBc typical
Output power set to +10 dBm
Spurious
−50 dBc maximum −60 dBc typical
Output power set to +10 dBm
Modulation
Parameter Applicable range and values Condition
Frequency range internal sine source 10 Hz to 5 kHz  
Frequency resolution and accuracy 1 Hz resolution ± 0.1% accuracy  
AM depth range
For carrier at 0 dBm 5% minimum 90% maximum
0 dBm to 9 dBm 5% minimum 50% maximum
 
FM deviation 2% carrier frequency or 200 kHz maximum  
External modulation input bandwidth DC coupled to 10 kHz  
External modulation input sampling 20 kS/s at 12-bit resolution  
External modulation input sensitivity
BNC(f) 600 Ω ±1 Vpk typical
for selected depth or deviation
External modulation input protection 1 V pk  
Synchronization I/O
Parameter Interface and values Condition
Internal 10 MHz reference output
BNC(f) 50 Ω −3 dBm minimum 0 dBm typical
Into 50 Ω
External reference input
BNC(f) 50 Ω −6 dBm sensitivity 6 dBm maximum
 
External reference lock range ±5 ppm  
Trigger input threshold voltage
BNC(f) 1 kΩ 0.5 V minimum 2.6 V maximum
 
Trigger output logic levels
BNC(f) Low 0.5 V maximum High 3.6 V minimum
Into 1 kΩ
Trigger output rise and fall times 40 ns maximum  
Miscellaneous and environmental specifications
Parameter Applicable range, values and standards Condition
Power requirements +12 V to +15 V DC, 12 W, 2.1 mm jack, centre pin positive  
Control interface USB 2.0  
Dimensions W 173 mm x L 232 mm x H 56 mm Excluding connectors
Weight 1.78 kg  
Operating environment +10°C to +40°C, 80% RH non-condensing, Pollution Degree II  
Storage environment −20°C to +50°C, 80% RH non-condensing, Pollution Degree II  
Vibration 0.5 g, 5 Hz to 300 Hz  
Safety Declared conforming to:
EN61010-1:2010 and EN61010-2-030:2010
Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use, general requirements and for testing and measuring circuits.
EMC Declared conforming to:
EN61326-1:2013 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements. Group 1, Class B. (Emissions) EN61326-1:2013 Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use – EMC requirements. Basic Environment. (Immunity) EN61326-2-1:2013 Part 2-1: Test configurations, operational conditions and performance criteria for sensitive test and measurement equipment for unprotected applications.
CFR 47 Code of Federal Regulations FCC: part 15 Subpart B – Frequency devices – unintentional radiators. Radiated emissions standard. Class A.
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