The rapidly growing mobile data traffic requires continuous further development of technologies and an increase in the share of the frequency spectrum for mobile communications. However, since it is already very narrow in the sub-6 GHz range, more and more bands in the microwave range are being developed. The most prominent example is mobile communication with the introduction of 5G high band beyond 24 GHz. Apart from mobile communications, applications including radar and satellite communications (Ku-, K-, Ka-band) are found within this frequency range. 

In order to develop, test and optimize these more complex systems, the measurement technology must exceed the desired system performance. This increases the demand for higher performance devices operating in the mm-wave range. This includes signal analysis as well as signal generators with frequencies up to 40 GHz. In order to test more advanced devices, the signal you use should not only have excellent frequency and level accuracy, but also have excellent distortion and spurious characteristics. The SSG6000A is designed to provide high performance signal quality that meets the stringent requirements of the latest microwave and millimeter wave testing while extending customer value in size, speed, and cost.
SIGLENT Signalgenerator SSG6000A
SIGLENT officially announces the release of SSG6000A Series RF Signal Generator, a performance instrument for cutting-edge testing of microwave and millimeter waves with wide frequency range, excellent signal spectrum purity, high accuracy, and large power output. It is not only an ideal local oscillator and clock source, but also a high-performance analog signal source suitable for applications in R&D and production. 

The SSG6000A signal generator is built to deliver outstanding signal purity across a broad frequency range of 100 kHz to 40 GHz, even at high output power levels. Excellent phase noise of -135 dBc/Hz, low sub harmonic signal components of < –80 dBc and low broadband noise of –155 dBc gives you confidence that you are testing your device and not the limits of your instrumentation. Coupled with exceptional frequency and power stability, the SSG6000A is a great solution for applications including LO emulation, radar, receiver, ADC/DAC, and components testing.
Phase Noise
Long term stability is important in aging and lifecycle tests that can last days or weeks. The standard OCXO reference hardware module inside ensures high-precision and high stability signal output. High output power of +22 dBm can test high-power devices more accurately and stably without an external amplifier, and overcome the loss of the test system. The combination of high output power, low harmonics and standard step attenuation is suitable for characterizing broadband microwave components such as filters and amplifiers.
The SSG6000A supports AM and pulse modulation, pulse sequence generator, power meter control and other functions. Pulse modulation on/off ratio is more than 80 dB, and the rise/fall time is less than 15 ns. Pulse train generator has pulse width of 20 ns ~ 300 s and as many as 2047 different pulses. The pulse repetition period can be changed from 1 to a maximum of 65,535 which produces a very long, customizable pulse train that can be used for testing.

The SSG6000A features a 5-inch touch screen along with keypad and knob simplifying front panel operation. Two USB ports on the front panel enable connections to a variety of devices such as memory sticks and USB power sensors. The upgraded digital platform makes remote programming quick and efficient. The GUI includes multiple one-touch features that enable the user to quickly set up measurement parameters including gated and external trigger modes. 

SSG6000A is upgradeable, reliable, and configurable for a broad range of applications from R&D to manufacturing and failure analysis. SIGLENT provides a total solution backed by proven reliability and our standard 3 years warranty plus pre-sale and post-sale support. Coupled with solid RF performance, a flexible and pure signal, the SSG6000A is a complete solution that makes a great addition to any RF engineer’s workbench kit. 

Further device details can be found on the SIGLENT website.

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SIGLENT Signalgenerator SSG6000A