Test & Measurement

RF signal generator delivers affordable IQ generation

15th October 2019
Mick Elliott

RIGOL Technologies has extended its RF Test Portfolio with the release of four new models of the DSG800 Series RF Signal Generator. The explosion of IoT connected devices has led to a significant increase in the amount of digital data being transmitted via local RF interfaces.

This expansion has driven a need for affordable IQ generation capabilities. RIGOL’s DSG800A models provide support for internal and external IQ generation allowing engineers to quickly generate IQ traffic to simulate or validate their designs.

Available in 2.1GHz and 3.6GHz models, the DSG800A provides internal IQ modulation eliminating the need for an external IQ source simplifying setup, minimising expense, and ensuring system accuracy.

Internal IQ waveform construction is supported by RIGOL’s free Ultra IQ Station software utility making the creation and generation of IQ data simpler than ever before.

"RIGOL is dedicated to making advanced capabilities available to customers who previously could not afford them,” says Michael Rizzo, General Manager of RIGOL North America. "Providing a solution with internal IQ modulation allows our customers the ability to quickly, easily and affordably generate IQ traffic and speed their time to market.”

For those needing high performance RF signal generation without IQ, RIGOL has also added non IQ versions to its DSG800 portfolio at 2.1GHz and 3.6GHz.

All models deliver maximum output power up to +20dBm and low SSB phase noise of -112dBc/Hz, amplitude accuracy of +/- 0.5dB, and frequency resolution 0.01Hz at any frequency.

An optional oven-controlled crystal oscillator time-base provides < 5 ppb temperature stability and < 30 ppb/year aging stability, the most accurate and stable available in this class.

The DSG800A is available and shipping now.

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