Specifications

Unless otherwise stated, all specifications apply after 30 minutes of instrument warm-up.

Important changes in the specification parameters are explicitly mentioned in the revision history of this document.

General Specifications

Table 1. EMC, environment and safety
Parameter min typ max

storage temperature

–25 °C

-

65 °C

storage relative humidity (non-condensing)

-

-

95%

operating temperature

5 °C

-

40 °C

operating relative humidity (non-condensing)

-

-

90%

specification temperature

18 °C

-

28 °C

operating altitude

up to 2000 meters

power supply

DC: 12 V, 2 A
PoE: 40-57 V, 0.6 A
AC: 90-264 (±10%) V

Table 2. Physical characteristics
Parameter

dimensions including bumper

28.3 × 23.2 × 10.2 cm,
11.1 × 9.1 × 4.0 inch,
rack mount on request

weight including bumper

2.9 kg, 6.4 lb (SN < 14100),
3.2 kg, 7.1 lb (SN >= 14100)

DC power inlet

12V, 2 A Connector: Switchcraft 760BK,
ID 2.5 mm, OD 5.5 mm

connectivity

mating digital input connector: Phoenix Contact 2926438;

100Mb Ethernet connection (SN >= 14100)

Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 connection (SN >= 14100)

Table 3. Absolute Maximum Ratings
Parameter

damage threshold I and Q inputs (50 Ω input impedance)

+30 dBm

damage threshold LO input (50 Ω input impedance)

+20 dBm

damage threshold Exp. RF output (50 Ω output impedance)

+26 dBm

damage threshold Exp. LO output (50 Ω output impedance)

+20 dBm

damage threshold Calib. RF output (50 Ω output impedance)

+26 dBm

DI input in default configuration 3.3 V TTL

+6.5 V

torque limit front panel SMA connectors

0.5 Nm

Analog Interface Specifications

Table 4. General
Parameter Details min typ max

number of input and output

-

4

connectors of input and output

-

SMA, front panel single-ended

impedance of input and output

-

50 Ω

input and output frequency range

frequency range of I and Q input

-

DC

-

6 GHz

frequency range of LO input and RF output

calibration and RF mode

4 GHz

-

8 GHz

frequency range of LO input and output

LO mode

1.8 GHz

-

10 GHz

input and output power

I and Q input 1 dB input compression point1

for the instrument with the serial number below 14100

-

0 dBm

-

for the instrument with the serial number 14100 and above

-

+10 dBm

-

LO input 1 dB input compression point

calibration and RF mode

-

+6 dBm

-

LO input power

calibration and RF mode

+1 dBm

+5 dBm

+7 dBm

LO mode

-

-

+7 dBm

attenuation of LO output power (representation)(PLO, input/PLO, Exp., output)

LO mode

-

16 dB

-

RF output 1 dB output compression point1

calibration and RF mode, see in this figure

-

+5 dBm

-

conversion gain (PRF, Exp./PI or PRF, Exp./PQ)

for the instrument with the serial number below 14100, measured at 4 GHz

-

+5 dB

-

for the instrument with the serial number 14100 and above, measured at 4 GHz

-

-5 dB

-

Crosstalk

RF mode

-

-65 dB

-50 dB (8.0 GHz)

LO leakage and image sideband suppression

LO leakage suppression

after mixer calibration

-

-

-55 dBc

sideband suppression

after mixer calibration

-

-

-55 dBc

SFDR

after mixer calibration

40 dBc

-

-

Phase noise

phase noise

PLO = 5 dBm, PI/Q = 5 dBm, fI/Q = 100 MHz

see in this figure

operating modes

switchable operating modes

-

calibration, RF and LO

RF switches

LO isolation (PLO,input /PLO,Exp. )

RF mode

> 57 dB

switching time

-

< 0.1 s

1 Operating up to +1 dBm of the compression point still yields reasonable linearity and SFDR as in the above table, since the compression point is limited by the amplification stage and not by the mixer component itself.

Digital Interface Specifications

Table 5. Digital Interfaces
Parameter Description

host computer connection (SN >= 14100)

100Mb LAN/Ethernet, 100 Mb/s

USB 2.0, only for setting up a static IP address and maintenance

digital input port

'low':     0 - 0.8 V;
'high': 1.8 - 6.5 V