RF Synthesizers

LXI / VXI

AM, FM, Pulse, I/Q, MSK, PSK, BPSK, QPSK, OQPSK, DQPSK, 8PSK, 16PSK, QAM: 4, 16, 32, 64, 256 and user-defined modulation schemes
Supports external modulation inputs
Available in LXI or VXI formats
Frequency
3 MHz - 40 GHz frequency range
Frequency Switching Speed
<500 ns switching speed between any two frequencies in any three bands
Signal
Vector signal generation
Phase Noise
Excellent spectral purity, low phase noise
High-Performance RF/Microwave source & vector signal generator

Textron Systems’ RF Synthesizers provide an unmatched combination of frequency coverage, power range, signal fidelity and switching speed in either a 2-slot VXI or 1U LXI® (Ethernet) format. Each RF source allows for easy signal creation specific to complex Automated Test Equipment (ATE), communication network testing, and electromagnetic environment simulation. The LXI-compatible Ethernet configuration includes an intuitive web-based interface to ensure easy, out-of-the-box functionality as well as remote operation from anywhere on the network. This is automation made easy.

Additional Specifications

Power
+18.5 to -100 dBm over 3 MHz to 20 GHz
+5 to -100 dBm over 20 to 40 GHz
Power Resolution
0.02dB
Receiver Dynamic Range
40 dB max (+10 to -30 dBm)
Frequency
3 MHz to 40 GHz
Frequency Resolution/ Accuracy
0.04 Hz
Frequency Switching Speed
< 500 nS in any of three bands
3 to 500 MHz, 0.5 to 20 GHZ, 20 to 40 GHz
Dimensions
1U, 19" rackmount (LXI)
C-Size VXIbus, 2-slot width (VXI)

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SSI

Signal generation for A2PATS (up to 8 SSIs per port)
Can generate up to 4 continuous wave signals simultaneously
Controls all signals in amplitude, phase and time
1.1 GHZ/us Wideband Chirp Option
Range
20 MHz – 22GHz
40 GHz option
Phase
0.022º/1.7º RMS
Pulse Range Interval
512nd to 1.0 s/20 ps+-1.0ns
Synthetic stimulus instruments

A2PATS state-of-the-art electronic warfare simulator uses identical phase coherent, VME direct digital Synthetic Stimulus Instruments (SSIs) as the RF signal sources. Electronic Systems’ simulators and testers use the VME based SSI and can be tailored with varying numbers of SSIs per port to support even the most stringent and demanding test scenarios.

Additional Specifications

Spurs & Harmonics
-60dBc (typ)/-55 dBc (max)

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