A calibration by Custom-Cal is performed by engineers with extensive OEM experience. We have the expertise and the necessary standards to perform the AEROFLEX-IFR 2042 Calibration, onsite calibration may be available. We specialize in quick turnaround times and we can handle expedited deliveries upon request.

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   AEROFLEX-IFR 2042   Description / Specification:    
AEROFLEX-IFR 2042 5.4 GHz Low Noise Signal Generator

The IFR-Aeroflex 2042 5.4 GHz Low Noise Signal Generator has a choice of operating modes, two low noise modes for improved SSB phase noise and normal mode for increased flexibility, the 2042 can be used in a wide variety of applications. Microprocessor control coupled with a large screen dot matrix display provides ease of use via menu driven displays. Set up time is further reduced by recalling previously stored instrument settings from the non-volatile memory. Remote programming via the GPIB is provided as a standard feature, allowing the instruments to be incorporated in automatic test systems. With a specified SSB phase noise performance of better than - 140 dBc/Hz at 20 kHz offset from a carrier of 1 GHz, the 2042 of signal generator is easily able to measure UHF receiver selectivities beyond 90 dB. The low residual FM noise figure (less than 0.3 Hz RMS at 1 GHz) gives the 2042 the capability of measuring UHF receiver signal to noise ratios as high as 80 dB. Carrier frequency entry is selected via a soft key option on the signal generator screen and data is then entered directly via the keyboard. Frequency is resolved to within 0.1 Hz across the complete range of the instrument. Carrier frequencies can be stored in the non-volatile memory for recall at any time. RF output up to +13 dBm can be set by direct keyboard entry with a resolution of 0.1 dB or better over the entire range. An electronic trip protects the generator output against reverse power of up to 50 W, preventing damage to output circuits when RF or DC power is accidentally applied. An internal modulation oscillator is provided with a frequency range of 0.1 Hz to 500 kHz, resolved to 0.1 Hz. Four modulation modes are provided - single, dual, composite and dual composite. Specifications. Carrier Frequency Range: 10 kHz to 5.4 GHz. Resolution: 0.1 Hz. RF Output Range: - 144 dBm to +13 dBm, When AM is selected the maximum output level reduces linearly with AM depth to + 7 dBm at maximum AM depth. Resolution: 0.1 dB. Modulation Oscillator Frequency Range: 0.1 Hz to 500 kHz. Option 001, Second internal modulation oscillator. Option 002, Pulse Modulation. Option 006, Avionics (requires Option 001, not with Option 003). Option 008, RF Profile and Complex Sweep. Option 105, Modifies the pulse modulation option for slower rise and fall time (order with Option 002). Option 112, Ext. mod 2 Input 600 ohm.


Standard Calibration $430.00 *
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*This is a Web introductory price for one calibration of the AEROFLEX-IFR 2042. Price does not in most cases include measurement performance data. Pricing does include NIST traceable calibration and issue of a calibration certificate and calibration label. Pricing may vary slightly due to volume and location of laboratory supporting calibration. Volume pricing may apply. On-site fees may apply depending on logistics, location and volume of work to be completed during the visit.

Related Bench Equipment Terms and Definitions. For a complete list go to our  Terms and Definitions Page.

Channel Bandwidth
Channel Bandwidth is the bandwidth over which power is measured. This is usually the bandwidth in which almost all of the power of a signal is contained.

Jitter in technical terms is the deviation in or displacement of some aspect of the pulses in a high-frequency digital signal. Jitter is the time variation of a periodic signal in electronics and telecommunications, often in relation to a reference clock source. Jitter may be observed in characteristics such as the frequency of successive pulses, the signal amplitude, or phase of periodic signals. Jitter is a significant, and usually undesired, factor in the design of almost all communications links (e.g., USB, PCI-e, SATA, OC-48). In clock recovery applications it is called timing jitter.

Overshoot is the distortion that follows a major transition; the difference between the peak power point and the pulse-top amplitude computed as a percentage of the pulse-top amplitude.

Rise Time
Rise time refers to the time required for a signal to change from a specified low value to a specified high value, usually 10 and 90 percent of pulse-top amplitude (vertical display is linear power).

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