Signal Forge released two add-on modules that expand the RF output of the Signal Forge 1000 signal generator to 2.6 GHz. The 2500M Frequency Expansion module provides an RF output in the frequency range of 1.5 GHz to 2.6 GHz and the 1800M provides an RF output in the 1.0 GHz to 1.8 GHz band. The devices extent the 1 GHz output frequency of the Signal Forge 1000 (SF1000) Signal Generator. The modules attach to and are controlled by the SF1000 allowing the user to add higher RF frequency capabilities without buying an entirely new signal generator.
Features of the Frequency Expansion Modules include:
- RF output: Model 2500M – 1.5 GHz to 2.6 GHz; Model 1800M – 1.0 GHz to 2.0 GHz
- 1 Hz resolution
- Modulation functions: Sweep, FSK, Chirp
- Low close-in phase noise
- Output power range of –11 dBm to +7 dBm
- Connects to the Signal Forge 1000 and 1000E Signal Generators and are programmed using the embedded Wave Manager software
The SF1000 with the Expansion Modules may be used for a variety of field and bench test applications such as: a programmable RF or CW source for Cellular field amplifier testing, burn-in and calibration, local oscillator (L.O.) for wireless chip and device development, test and development of a wide range of devices such as serial storage chips, and Bluetooth, ZigBee, and RFID devices, communication receiver testing and calibration.
Both RF Frequency Expansion Modules are available now and are priced at $925. They may be purchased directly from Signal Forge at its web site or by submitting a purchase order to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 512-275-3735.
About Signal Forge
Signal Forge, LLC was founded in 2004 by semiconductor industry veterans to develop and market high performance test equipment in small, affordable packages. The company takes an innovative approach to solving problems that the founders faced repeatedly in circuit board and IC design labs over the past 20 yearsthe need to accelerate product development schedules on a limited budget. The Signal Forge 1000 with a frequency range of 1 Hz to 1 GHz, multiple output types and a variety of waveform modulation options combine to offer the features of a signal source, a function generator and an arbitrary waveform generator in a single product. The Signal Forge 1000 (SF1000) is small enough8.5in x 5.4in x 1.5inand light enough, at 1.75 pounds, to fit in a briefcase, making it ideal for field engineers and service personnel. The Signal Forge 1000 is priced at $985.