Signal generator targets analog / digital narrowband radio apps
Anritsu Company introduced the MG3740A analog signal generator that outputs AM/FM/ΦM test signals for evaluation of narrowband analog radio equipment used in public safety networks and private commercial networks. Featuring exceptional single side band (SSB) phase noise performance and high-purity test signal output, the MG3740A is appropriate for designers and manufacturers of public safety/commercial radio equipment and components, such as amplifiers and mixers. Its desirable -140 dBc/Hz SSB phase noise optimizes the test signals outputted, allowing engineers to conduct highly accurate evaluations of narrowband analog radio equipment and components. Featuring level accuracy of ±0.5 dB over a wide level range of -110 dBm to +17 dBm, the MG3740A allows for accurate tests of radio Rx sensitivity and amplifier distortion characteristics. The unit can be configured with an option that outputs digital modulations so it can be used as a test signal source for dual-mode radio equipment supporting both analog and digital communications.