The 3010 RF synthesizer module is an industry first for PXI. The 3010 is a high-performance frequency synthesizer covering the range 1.5 GHz to 3.0 GHz. Using Aeroflex patented technology, the module provides 1 Hz frequency resolution, combined with excellent phase noise performance and frequency agility, all in a single-width 3U module.
Low Phase Noise: The 3010’s phase noise of typically –116 dBc/Hz at 20 kHz offset and floor noise below –146 dBc/Hz makes it ideal for use in radio communications test applications.
Frequency Agility: Frequency settling times of 250 µs (with option 01 fitted) make the 3010 suitable for use in high-volume RF component test systems or in the testing of frequency-hopping radios.
High Stability Frequency Reference Variant: The 3010 RF synthesizer is supplied for use with either an internal VCXO frequency standard or an external 10 MHz frequency reference. A high stability variant, 3011 is also available fitted with an OCXO which is available as an output for connection to other modules or external equipment.