The SG6800HF compact Microwave Signal Generator enables users to generate a high quality RF signal easily and at low cost. The output covers 55 to 22000 MHz.
The main features are:
Precision 10MHz Auto-Reference
The SG6800HF will detect an external reference at power-up, or automatically enable it s own internal precision reference oscillator if needed. The internal reference will then be available on the rear SMA port to provide other equipment with a stable 10MHz source.
Output Level Control
Band 1 and band 2 power output level can be controlled via independent internal step attenuators over a range of 31dB in 0.5dB steps. Band 1 also has a separate power vernier setting and is calibrated at a maximum power of roughly +10dBm. Band 3 power is fixed near +10dBm.
The SG6800HF filter matrix is optimized to reduce harmonics and sub-harmonics as much as possible in band 1, and the X and KU sections of band 2 and band 3 (55-6800MHz & 8-12GHz & 13-18GHz). Filtering in band 1 can be disabled in software to increase the maximum output power by roughly +5dB.
Power Output Calibration
Power output in band 1 is roughly calibrated to +10dBm when attenuation is set to 0. When harmonic filtering is disabled to increase power output, this calibration will also be disabled.