News | November 29, 2018

New Model 865 100 kHz Up To 40 GHz RF/Microwave Signal Generator

Source: Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation
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The Model 865 Series RF / Microwave Signal Generator from Berkeley Nucleonics comprises a set of the highest performance microwave signal generators from 100 kHz up to 40 GHz. Unrivaled signal purity in combination with fast switching and high output power make these models suitable for a wide variety of applications and the most advanced measurement tasks. 

San Rafael, CA November 12th, 2018

If you need a high-quality microwave or RF signal generator, the Model 865 Series RF / Microwave Signal Generator is here to help.  This great tool developed by Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation that features signal generation from 100 kHz up to 40 GHz.  The signal quality is among the best on the market.  Its high output power capability and fast switching speed make the Model 865 one of the best microwave signal generation solutions available.

Applications of the Model 865

The Model 865 Series RF / Microwave Signal Generator is suitable for radar receiver testing and other ultra-low phase noise applications.  It is an ideal signal source for R&D engineering as well as for use in manufacturing or test environments.  As needs arise, this versatile unit can be configured for a broad range of uses (for example, as a substitution for a malfunctioning LO or clock).

Excellent Signal Purity

With ultra-low phase noise and low spurious emissions, the signal purity is second to none.  The SSB phase noise at 1 GHz carrier frequency and 10 Hz offset is -87 dBc/Hz. With the low noise option, the phase noise is even better at -100 dBc/Hz.  Output harmonic levels are below -40 dBc.  Non-harmonic spurious levels are below -90 dBc.  With such excellent signal purity, the Model 865 offers the purest signal for the user’s application.

Combination of high output power and fast switching

The Model 865 Series RF / Microwave Signal Generator is capable of delivering high output power and has a wide power setting range.  The standard unit provides adjustable output power up to +25 dBm.  Extended power range options offer -70 dBm to +10 dBm, -90 dBm to +20 dBm or -120 dBm to +25 dBm.  With these flexible choices, the Model 865 can be configured to your specific needs.

This model also features incredibly fast switching speed.  Our standard unit has a 200 µs switching time. With the fast switching option, this value is down to 20 µs Its fast frequency switching speed and wide power setting range make the Model 865 an ideal signal generator choice.

Powerful touch-display control

Adding a touch-based display is very important for a unit of this caliber.  While not a necessity, it does provide a powerful way to control your signal generator.  The touch-display is spot on and gives you all the control you need.  With the touch-display, you can quickly configure and operate your unit.

Portable, external battery modules available

The weight of the Model 865 is only 6 lbs with a very small size [4.21 in H x 6.77 in W x 11.42 in L].  Its portable size eases installation and relocation.  Adding an external battery module enables operation of your Model 865 when access to ac power is limited or unavailable.  Having an external battery module can be a life-saver, providing continuous operation when power conditions are unstable.

The Model 865 can be controlled remotely through via Ethernet or USB.  GPIB control is also available as an option.

Overall, the Model 865 Series RF / Microwave Signal Generator is a versatile, compact and highly capable unit worthy of its competitive price.

SOURCE: Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation