The PicoSource™ AS108 Agile Synthesizer is designed to meet the needs of both benchtop and integrated module applications. Its broad 300 kHz to 8 GHz frequency range, fast settling and programmable phase, frequency and amplitude match it to a wide range of applications, with the added advantages of low cost, small footprint and 12 to 15 V power requirement.
The AS108 has professional-grade performance that is effective in both static and parameter-agile applications, making it a bench or field instrument for developers, scientists, educators, students, and service and installation technicians. Its speed, external clock referencing and trigger capabilities all suit it to system integrations such as automated test, unmanned installations and multi-signal stimulus. A user-programmable power-up mode is planned for a future update.
The AS108 is a full-function USB-controlled vector (IQ) modulating signal synthesizer. It is supplied with a clean, easy and efficient user interface for controlling its amplitude, frequency and phase agility; including modulations, sweeps, hopping and list modes from Microsoft Windows. Multiple synthesizers can be controlled from multiple instances of the software running on a single controlling PC or device. Remote control is also possible using the API included.
|300 kHz to 8 GHz operation|
|–15 dBm to +15 dBm dynamic range|
|Fast 55 μs frequency settling time to 10 ppm|
|Fast amplitude settling: < 25 μs to 1 dB and < 200 μs to 0.1 dB|
|Sweep, hop and list of frequency and level or phase and level|
|−100 dBc/Hz phase noise typical at 1 GHz and 10 kHz offset|
|FM, ØM and AM modulation, internal sine or external input|
|External reference clock I/O and trigger I/O|
|Use sweep lists to emulate schemes such as QPSK, QAM, ASK, FSK|
|Adjustable dwell and trigger sweep or trigger next point modes|
|Work in and convert units of measure to suit application|
|Programming examples for LabVIEW, C, C#, Python, MATLAB|
|Suited to bench, field and system integration applications|
|USB-controlled from Windows PC and display or tablet|
|Touch, mouse, keyboard or remote interface software (API included)|
|Multi-unit operation with synchronized modulation, sweeps, hops and lists|
|(Planned for a future release) Configurable stand-alone operation mode|