Berkeley Nucleonics Model 845-26 26GHz Microwave/RF Signal Generator
Manufacturer: Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation
Berkeley Nucleonics' Model 845-26 RF Microwave Signal Generator is a low-noise, high signal purity microwave signal generator capable of producing complex signal frequencies from 100kHz – 26.5GHz with full modulation capabilities. The Model 845-26 Microwave Signal Generator outputs signal with a wide, flat output power range and fast frequency switching. The advanced synthesizer design using a fractional-N divider provides low single sideband phase noise and micro-Hz frequency resolution. It is ideal for applications where a high-quality signal source with analog modulation is required.
The Model 845-26 operates with an ultra-stable temperature compensated 100 MHz reference (OCXO) and can be phase-locked to any external reference from 1 to 250 MHz. It can operate on line or battery power, making it useful for field applications or large laboratories. LabView drivers are also available.
The Model 845-26 Signal Generator includes many modulation methods, such as: AM, DC-coupled, low distortion wideband-FM, PM, FSK and PSK, frequency chirp, and fast pulse modulation with internal pulse train generator. Three internal modulations sources are available, and all modulation modes can be combined together. This allows the formation of complex modulated signals for testing or simulating modern communication and location systems, such as simulating Doppler effects or chirp signals. Combining FM and AM modulation can be used to investigate fading effects of FM receivers. Combining modulation methods provides the types of signal occurring in situations like pulse radar applications with rotating antennae.
The Model 845 is available in versions with a maximum output frequency of 12, 20, & 26.5 GHz. The Model 845 can also be customized and configured for specific needs. Options include: HP (high output power), LO (CW only, no modulation - only available on 20 GHz & 26.5 GHz), & R (1U rack mountable configuration).
The Model 845-26 is equivalent to the AnaPico Apsin26G.