N8212A performance vector upconverter synthetic instrument module is a vector microwave source with greater than 1 GHz I/Q modulation bandwidth to generate a stimulus signal by upconverting a baseband signal. It features superior AM, FM, phase and pulse modulation capabilities (external or internal modulation). The N8212A is based upon the PSG vector signal generator.
The synthetic instrument family offers the highest-performing RF/MW LAN-based modular instrumentation and the smallest footprint for automated test systems (ATSs); providing the maximum flexibility, and minimizing the cost of an ATS over its lifetime. See a photo of the small modular size mounted in a rack.
- LXI compliant
- Similar performance to the E8267D 20 GHz vector signal generator
- Coherent LO input/output ports allowing use of a common LO signal with multiple upconverters to provide coherent upconversion capability
- CW, digital step, or analog sweeps
- Standard high output power and step attenuator
- Optional narrow pulse capability; enhanced phase noise performance
|Frequency range:||250 kHz to 20 GHz with .001 Hz resolution|
|Sweep types:||CW, digital step, or analog ramp|
|Numer of points:||2 to 65535, or 2 to 1601 per table|
|Triggering:||Auto, external, single, LAN, or trigger bus|
|Output power:||-20 to +16 dBm typical (for 250 kHz to 20 GHz)|
|Narrow pulse:||(Option UNW) decreases output power by typically 3 dB|
|Step attenuator range:||0 dB and 5 to 115 dB in 10 dB steps|
|Power level accuracy:1||±0.6 dB to ±1.0 dB|
|Leveling modes:||Internal and external detectors|
< -55 dBc typical (2 to 20 GHz)
< -50 dBc typical (20 to 40 GHz)
|Digital I/Q modulation bandwidth:||1 GHz|
|FM modulation bandwidth:||DC to 1 MHz (typical)|
|AM modulation bandwidth:||
DC coupled, 0 to 100 kHz
AC coupled, 10 Hz to 100 kHz, usable to 1 MHz
10 to 320 radians, normal bandwidth mode
1 to 32 radians, high bandwidth mode
|Pulse modulation:2||* Refer to following 5 lines|
|On/off ratio:||80 dB|
|Rise/fall times:||6 ns (typical)|
|Minimum pulse width:||0.5 µs (typical)|
|Pulse repetition frequency:||DC to 1 MHz|
|Pulse modulation level accuracy:||±0.5 dB|
1 Dependent on frequency and power level range.
2 For frequencies above 3.2 GHz.
|N8212A||Vector upconverter synthetic instrument module|
|N8212A-520||Frequency range from 250 kHz to 20 GHz|
|N8212A-UNU||Standard pulse modulation|
|N8212A-UNW||Narrow pulse modulation|
|N8212A-UNX||Enhanced phase noise performance|
|N8212A-UNT||AM, FM, PM modulation|
|N8212A-007||Analog ramp sweep interface (does not support 8757)|
|N8212A-016||Wideband, differential, external I/Q inputs|
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