Noise Sources For T&M Spanning 100 KHz To 60 GHz


Pasternack offers new coaxial packaged noise sources covering frequency bands up to 60 GHz. The new noise sources can be used as a reference source to measure system level noise figure for test and measurement applications. Other applications involve system and component level wireless testing, signal simulation, evaluating analog and DOCSYS CATV systems to improve the dynamic range of analog-to-digital converters. Additional applications could involve simulation of RF jamming systems for missile guidance, use as a source for bit error rate (BER) testing for SATCOM and digital radio systems, and a source for Gaussian jitter for testing of optoelectronic devices. 

There are 30 different products covering frequencies ranging from 100 KHz to 60 GHz. Various design configurations include amplified, integral isolators, precision calibrated, and bench top manual noise instruments.

Key features of the coaxial noise sources include a wide range of output ENR levels from 7 dB to 35 dB and output power levels from -14 dBm to +10 dBm for the amplified models.

Assemblies are enclosed in rugged metal packages with a variety of DC and output RF connector options. Most models meet MIL-STD-202F environmental test conditions and all models are EAR99.

“Pasternack offers designers a comprehensive selection of coaxial packaged noise source modules that cover frequency bands from 100 KHz to 60 GHz with desirable performance features and functionality for test and measurement systems and a variety of multiple market applications,” says Tim Galla, Active RF Components Product Manager at Pasternack.

For further details, view the full Press release.

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