The SG386 uses a unique, innovative architecture (Rational Approximation Frequency Synthesis) to deliver ultra-high frequency resolution (1 µHz), excellent phase noise, and versatile modulation capabilities (AM, FM, ØM, pulse modulation and sweeps) at a fraction of the cost of competing designs.
The standard model SG386 produces sine waves from DC to 4.05 GHz. There is an optional frequency doubler (Opt. 02) that extends the frequency range to 8.10 GHz. Low-jitter differential clock outputs (Opt. 01) are available, and external I/Q modulation inputs (Opt. 03) are also offered.
For demanding applications, the SG386 can be ordered with a rubidium timebase (Opt. 04).
Why pay 3 times as much for an Agilent N5181A?
The SG386 has two front-panel outputs with overlapping frequency ranges. A BNC provides outputs from DC to 62.5 MHz with adjustable offsets and amplitudes from 1 mV to 1 Vrms into a 50 Ω load.
An N-type output sources frequencies from 950 kHz to 6.075 GHz with power from +13 dBm to ‑110 dBm (amplitude from 1 Vrms to 0.707 µVrms) into a 50 Ω load.