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Broadband microwave generator, ~100 mW

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Phil Hobbs, Mar 28, 2007.

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  1. Phil Hobbs

    Phil Hobbs Guest

    I need a microwave sweeper, maybe 100 MHz to 20 or 30 GHz, that has a
    fair amount of output power--100 mW or thereabouts. I want to drive a
    40 Gb/s lithium niobate optical modulator, and it would be nice to have
    output levelling after the final amp.

    Any favourites (used, preferably, and not too expensive)?


    Phil Hobbs
  2. joseph2k

    joseph2k Guest

    With a high end that high (20 GHz+) the low end is going to be over 1 GHz
    maybe over 10 GHz. If you really have to have 100 MHz you will need
    multiple instruments. Mere generators that powerful in that frequency
    range can be had, but VNAs(?), even synchronizable generators are not
  3. doug

    doug Guest

    An hp8350 with a 83592 plugin does 10MHz to 20GHz. For less money you
    can get a 83590 2-20GHZ plug in and a lower frequency 10MHz-2.4GHz
    plugin 83522 (I think). The 100 mw is going to ned an amplifier
    like a surplus avantek. Those cover smaller bands but they are
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