Half the size of a full featured 10-GHz microwave frequency synthesizer, the QuickSyn Lite FSL-0010 from Phase Matrix employs phase-refining technology that results in low phase noise, fast switching between frequencies, and efficient power consumption. The FSL-0010 combines wide coverage from 0.65 GHz to 10 GHz with fine resolution and frequency switching times of 100 祍 in a case that is just 4.8 in.
QuickSyn synthesizers employ a VCO (voltage-controlled oscillator) to achieve the desired output frequency, while direct digital synthesis enables a resolution of 0.001 Hz. VCO noise is suppressed by the use of a low-noise reference oscillator in conjunction with a low-noise locking mechanism.
Outfitted with SPI and USB control interfaces, the instrument is immediately deployable by connecting it to a PC and power source. A soft front panel provides access to frequency sweep and list mode.
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