Our laboratory is equipped to perform testing of active and passive RF/microwave devices and antennas. We have equipment that covers from DC to 50 GHz. Most equipment can be computer controlled via USB, GPIB or RS-232 to facilitate data acquisition and automated test and measurement.
Clients engaged in long term contracts receive first priority lab access, but access for short term and hourly projects can often be accommodated. Call in advance to verify availability. We do not rent equipment, but we do occasionally sell excess equipment as we upgrade the laboratory.
Vector network analyzer makes broadband measurements from 45 MHz to 50 GHz in 2.4 mm coax, from 45 MHz to 110 GHz in 1.0 mm coax and from 33 GHz to 110 GHz in waveguide bands. The 8510C network analyzer measures the magnitude, phase, and group delay of two-port networks to characterize their linear behavior.
The S-parameter Test Set architecture is ideal for measuring two port devices where it is not convenient to reverse the device to measure the reverse parameters, or for networks that need to be adjusted while being measured with full error-correction employed.
Microwave test cables for Agilent and Anritsu VNAs and additional test equipment with 3.5mm NMD connector ports. These highly flexible test cables have excellent electrical characteristics with outstanding phase and amplitude stability. The unique interchangeable connector head can be configured for DUT applications that require Precision 7mm (PC-7), N, 3.5mm, SMA or 2.92mm connectors.
The 85050C Precision Calibration Kit contains a set of calibration standards used to calibrate the 8510 Network Analyzer for measuring devices with precision 7mm connectors. The standards are for use with the offset load and TRL calibration methods. The kit contains open and short circuits, fixed terminations, and a precision airline section (7mm long). Also included are a connector gage and tools for maintaining the connector interfaces.
The 85052D Mechanical Calibration Kit contains a set of calibration standards used to calibrate the 8510 Network Analyzer for measuring devices with precision 3.5mm connectors.
The HP 85039A Kit contains type-F male open, short, and load standards to calibrate the 8752C, the 8753, and 75 ohm test sets for measurement of devices with 75 ohm type-F connectors. The kit also includes type-N to type-F adapters. The frequency range is DC to 3 GHz.
Microwave spectrum analyzer provides synthesizer accuracy from 100 Hz through 22 GHz; up to 325 GHz with external mixers. Resolution bandwidth of 10 Hz through 3 MHz. Fully GPIB programmable. Our unit has been retrofitted with a color TFT screen from TestEquipmentPlus.
Microwave spectrum analyzer with GPIB interface. Covers 10 MHz through 22 GHz, up to 40 GHz and beyond with optional external mixers. Resolution bandwidth of 100 Hz through 3 MHz. Dynamic range -123 to +30dBm.
Microwave spectrum analyzer with internal comb generator option and GPIB interface. Covers 10 MHz through 22 GHz, up to 40 GHz and beyond with optional external mixers. Resolution bandwidth of 100 Hz through 3 MHz. Dynamic range -123 to +30dBm.
Balanced Diode Mixers for extending the upper frequency range of the HP 8566B spectrum analyzer. Our kit consists of:
Balanced Diode Mixers for extending the upper frequency range of the HP8569A/B Analyzers. Kit consists of:
The 11975A Amplifier is a general-purpose, leveled microwave amplifier that has a frequency range of 2 to 8GHz and an adjustable output of +6 to +16 dBm. It has an adjustable bias current output port that supplies a maximum of +11 mA at +3 V. This bias current is needed by some external harmonic mixers. The amplifier has automatic leveling control (ALC) that can be switched on and off.
Synthesized signal generator with 1, 2, 3 or 4 Hz resolution depending on band from 10 MHz through 26.5 GHz, and output from -110 dBm to +10 dBm, AM and Pulse modulators, analog sweep and full GPIB control.
Synthesized signal generator with 1, 2, or 3 Hz resolution depending on band from 10 MHz through 20.0 GHz, and output from -110 dBm to +10 dBm, AM and Pulse modulators, analog sweep and full GPIB control.
Synthesized signal generator covers 100 KHz to 2060 MHz with 1 Hz resolution. Output power +13 to -143.5 dBm into 50.5 ohms. Low FM and SSB phase noise, level accuracy within 1 dB, carrier phase adjustment to 1 degree, AM/FM modulation, GPIB, GMSK modulation option.
Synthesized signal / sweep generator with 1 kHz resolution from 10 MHz to 8 GHz and output from -110 to +10 dBm, AM, FM, Pulse modulators and full GPIB control.
Synthesized function / signal generator covers from 1 micro Hertz to 21 MHz with sine, square, triangle and ramp waveforms. AM/FM and sweep capabilities. Full GPIB control.
Tracking generator provides leveled output (+/- 0.5 dB) from 500 kHz through 1.5 GHz when used with above HP 8569A analyzer. Auxiliary RF output provides precision frequency measurements with external counter.
Frequency doubler provides 18 to 26.5GHz output with 9 to 13.5 GHz input. Output power 0.5 to 1 mW, Output monitor accuracy +/- 2 dB, Output attenuator 100 dB +/- 2% of reading or 0.2 dB.
Frequency doubler provides 26.5 to 40GHz output with 13.25 to 20GHz input. Output power 0.5 to 1 mW, Output accuracy +/- 2 dB, Output attenuator 100 dB +/- 2% of reading or 0.2 dB.
Noise source covering 10 MHz to 18 GHz with ENR between 14 and 16 dB.
GPS Time and Frequency Reference Receiver with 10 MHz and 1 PPS Outputs. Locked frequency accuracy < 1x10 -12 for a one-day average, locked time accuracy < 110 ns with respect to UTC.
10 MHz Distribution Amplifier with 1 input and 12 outputs and low phase noise.
Digital RF power meter with GPIB Interface. Frequency coverage from 100 kHz to 110 GHz depending on sensor. Sensors listed separately below.
Dual sensor digital RF power meter with GPIB Interface. Frequency coverage from 100 kHz to 110 GHz depending on sensor. Sensors listed separately below.
Power sensor covers 10 MHz to 18 GHz, 1 micro Watts to 100 mW
Power sensor coves 10 MHz to 18 GHz, 100 micro Watts to 3 Watts.
Power sensor covers 10 MHz to 18 GHz, 0.1 nano Watts to 10 micro Watts
Microwave frequency counter with high stability time base, resolution to 1 Hz from 10 Hz to 18.5 GHz (actual 26.5 GHz), programmable frequency offsets, GPIB interface.
Noise figure meter that covers RF and microwave (with external local oscillator) measurements from 10MHz to at least 26.5GHz. Any IF between 10 and 1500MHz may be used. Displays both noise figure and gain, calibrated display on oscilloscope or recorder.
Battery powered analog and Digital TV and FM signal level meter.
Includes precision 5 Watt 50 ohm bridge that covers 5 MHz to 3 GHz with 40 dB directivity, power splitter rated to DC to 3 GHz, low-loss cables, precision short, termination, and 6 dB fixed attenuators.
Return Loss Bridge covers 2 to 18 GHz with 36 dB directivity.
The 85023C System Verification Kit contains a set of precision components used to perform a system verification procedure. The kit is used for 50-ohm, Type-N applications. The kit includes an open, short, 10 dB fixed attenuator, 50-ohm termination, and a source to directional bridge adapter. The frequency range of the unit is dc to 18GHz.
The 778D Dual Directional Coupler is ideal for swept-frequency reflectometer testing of broadband coaxial components.
The Agilent 8765B offers excellent electrical and mechanical performance with broadband operation, high isolation, low SWR, long life, and exceptional repeatability.
Mixed Signal Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope. 200 MHz Bandwitdh, 1 GS/s, 1M Record Length, 4 + 16 Channels, Color Display, Mega sample record length of all channels, 5,000 wfm/s maximum waveform capture rate, Suite of advanced triggers, Serial Bus Trigger and Decode: I2C, SPI, CAN, LIN, and RS-232/422/485/UART serial triggering, decode, and analysis options
Four channel, 400 MHz Analog Oscilloscope, built in counter, cursors, Microchannel plate CRT.
Digital Communications Analyzer / High Speed Sampling Oscilloscope / TDR. Industry-standard tests including mask and template tests as well as eye-diagram analysis including extinction ratio are made using easy-to-use, built-in measurements. For measuring optical signals, lightwave receivers are integrated into the instrument to provide highest accuracy and waveform fidelity. With up to 50GHz of bandwidth, the instrument can be used on low-rate tributary signals through 10 Gb/s optical waveforms. In addition to communications analysys, the unit can be used as a general-purpose, high-speed, sampling oscilloscope. Opt 100 adds enhanced trigger to 12 GHz.
Differential & Single-ended TDR/TDT Module for 83480A mainframe. Provides two 18-GHz channels that have built-in TDR step generators. The two channels may work in tandem to provide differential or common mode TDR stimulus/response, or may be used independently. Either channel works as a normal oscilloscope vertical system when the TDR/TDT step generators are not operating.
Compact desktop UHF TEM Cell with DUT rotator. Suitable for EMI, EMS testing up to 3 GHz. VSWR < 1.7 from 100 MHz ~ 3 GHz, Path Loss 22dB typical, effecitive shielding > 80 dB up to 2 GHz, Field Strength at test point 13 dB uV/m at 1 uV input.
Military log-periodic antenna covers 50 MHz to 1.3 GHz
High Gain Log-periodic Antenna covers 200 MHz to 1 GHz.
Dual Ridge Waveguide Horn, 1 to 18 GHz, VSWR 1.5 Max, Avg Gain 10.5 dB, Avg Beamwidth E-plane 53 degrees, H-Plane 48 degrees, Type N connector.
K-Band, 18 to 26.5 GHz, 15 dB, WR-42 guide, SMA adapter.
Discone Antenna, 25 to 1300 MHz, Omni, SO-239 Connector.
Set of three shielded B-field probes and one E-field probe all calibrated to 3 GHz
Classic hand held Digital Multimeter
Benchtop Digital Multimeter. 199999 Counts Display, VFD Two Colors Display, Auto/Manual Ranging, 2/4 Wire Resistance Measurement, Temperature Measurement, True RMS (AC, AC+DC), Selectable Measurement Rate, Frequency Measurement, Max./Min., REL, dBm, Compare,Math, Store, Recall, dB
Triple output programmable dc power supply. Provides 0 to +25V @ 1A, 0 to -25V @ 1A, and 0 to 6V @ 5 A. Dual meters. GPIB and RS-232 interfaces.
High speed USB to GPIB interface.
GPIB Extenders allow remote control of GPIB instruments over long distance using standard coax. We have one pair of these.
Last updated: March 25, 2015