The VSG2G5C RF Vector Signal Generator is a cost-effective pocketable USB-connected RF signal source with capabilities that provide standalone and PC-controlled functions comparable to full-size analog RF signal generators. Offering frequencies from 100 Hz to 1 MHz (low-band) and 100 MHz to 2.5 GHz (RF band) with a frequency resolution of 1 Hz, this handy unit’s features include frequency sweep, frequency hopping using I&Q modulation, and arbitrary signal generation.
This compact signal source can generate most of the modulated signals that RF engineers might need. The VSG2G5C’s many test functions can be customized to meet the needs of proprietary and other nonstandard wireless protocols. The compact design suits it for field-test situations because it can be conveniently added to a field-service kit and configured to operate standalone without any connected PC – just a 5-V USB source or battery pack. The VSG2G5C RF Vector Signal Generator can also operate within automated test system designs as a signal source module, simulating many different RF systems for analysis.
With output levels up to 15 dBm, signals can be delivered in CW, sweeping, and hopping modes. The unit features a built-in pulse generator for creating pulse modulation. The built-in arbitrary function generator adds the ability to generate a wide range of modulation modes, such as: I&Q modulation, AM, PM, FM analog, FSK, ASK, BPSK, MSK, GMSK, SFSK, as well as digital modulation schemes such as QPSK, 4FSK, 8PSK, QAM, and phase modulation types. A reference clock input and output capability is provided.
Compact (4x1x1-in) and housed in a lightweight 4-oz metal case, the signal output is provided via an N connector while the side-mounted miniature connectors provide I&Q input and output. A pulse output is available at the rear of the unit for synchronization purposes or when using the device as a pulse generator. Intuitive PC software is supplied which depicts a simple desktop instrument front panel for adjustments and for setup.
Made by Triarchy Technologies Corp., an innovative Canadian RF design house, the VSG2G5C RF Vector Signal Generator is available now from Saelig Company, Inc. Fairport, NY, Triarchy’s authorized US distributor. For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, contact Saelig at 1-888-7SAELIG, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or at http://www.saelig.com/category/MFR00149.htm.