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RF SIGNAL GENERATORS
PRODUCT NAME OR
MODEL NUMBER

SIGNAL GENERATOR
TYPE

OPERATING
FREQ. RANGE

WAVEFORM TYPES

MODULATION TYPES

OUTPUT POWER
RANGE

National Instruments; Austin, TX, USA; 888-280-7645; www.ni.com
NI PXIe-5672

AWG

250kHz-2.7 GHz

Arbitrary waveform

Vector

-145dBm to +10dBm

NI PXIe-5673E

AWG

85 MHz-6.6 GHz

Arbitrary waveform

Vector

-159dBm to +10dBm

NI PXIe-5644R

AWG

65 MHz-6 GHz

Arbitrary waveform

Vector

-168dBm to
+10dBm

USB QuickSyn

AWG

100 MHz-10 GHz
or 200 MHz-20
GHz

Continuous wave

Pulsed, AM, FM

-25dBm to +15dBm

Rohde and Schwarz GmbH; Munich, Germany; 888 837-8772; www.rohde-schwarz.com
SMBV100A

Vector Signal Generator

9 kHz-6 GHz

Sine, square, pulsed, AM/
FM/PM

GNSS, commercial
wireless standards,
pulsed

-145 dBm to
+18dBm

SMB100A

RF/Microwave

9 kHz-6 GHz and
100 kHz-40 GHz

sine, square, sawtooth

AM/FM/PM, pulse

-145 dBm to +30
dBm

SMF100A

Microwave

100 kHz-43.5 GHz

Sine, pulse, triangle,
trapezoid, ramp

AM/FM/PM, pulse

-130 dBm to +30
dBm

SGS100A

RF/Microwave

1 MHz-12.75 GHz

*

I/Q Modulator (NB 100
MHz; WB 1 GHz)

-120 dBm to +15
dBm

Tektronix; Beaverton, OR, USA; 800-833-9200; www.tektronix.com
AWG70000A

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AWG

Up to 20 GHz

Arbitrary (sine, pulsed,
clock, digital patterns, etc.)

Arbitrary ( OFDM, QAM,
QPSK, etc.)

-8 dBm to -2 dBm

AWG7000C

AWG

Up to 9.6 GHz

Arbitrary (sine, pulsed,
clock, digital patterns, etc.)

Arbitrary ( OFDM, QAM,
QPSK, etc.)

-22 dBm to +10
dBm

AWG5000C

AWG

Up to 480 MHz

Arbitrary (sine, pulsed,
clock, digital patterns, etc.)

Arbitrary ( OFDM, QAM,
QPSK, etc.)

-22 dBm to +10
dBm

X-COM Systems, a Subsidiary of Bird Technologies; Reston, VA, USA; +1-703-390-1087; www.xcomsystems.com
VSG5000A

Multi-channel Vector
Signal Generator

50 MHz to 3 GHz
or 6 GHz to 18
GHz

Arbitrary

Any; up to 110 MHz
bandwidth

+5 dBm CW

Survey Key – RF Signal Generators
MODEL
Product name or model number
SIGNAL GENERATOR TYPE
• AWG = Arbitrary Waveform Generator
OPERATING FREQ. RANGE
Operating frequency range of the signal generator
WAVEFORM TYPES
Types of waveforms created by the signal generator
• AM = amplitude modulation
• FM = frequency modulation
• PM = phase modulation

OUTPUT POWER RANGE
Output power in dBm
APPLICATIONS
What types of test applications is the signal generator suited to
support
• ATE = automatic test equipment
• DF = direction finding
• EW = electronic warfare
• SATCOM = satellite communications
FORM FACTOR
What form factor is the signal generator configured to fit?


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JED - May 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - May 2013

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
The Monitor
The Long Hard Road – EW’s Future in Europe
Technology Survey: Signal Generators
Two Domains Are Better Than One
Preview: AOC 50th Anniversary
EW 101
Book Review
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
JED - May 2013 - cover1
JED - May 2013 - cover2
JED - May 2013 - 3
JED - May 2013 - 4
JED - May 2013 - 5
JED - May 2013 - The View From Here
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JED - May 2013 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - May 2013 - Courses Calendar
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JED - May 2013 - From the President
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JED - May 2013 - Letters
JED - May 2013 - The Monitor
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JED - May 2013 - The Long Hard Road – EW’s Future in Europe
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JED - May 2013 - Two Domains Are Better Than One
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JED - May 2013 - Preview: AOC 50th Anniversary
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JED - May 2013 - EW 101
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JED - May 2013 - Book Review
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JED - May 2013 - AOC News
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JED - May 2013 - Index of Advertisers
JED - May 2013 - JED Quick Look
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