Agilent / HP / Keysight 8663A
8663A High-Performance Signal Generator, 2.5 GHz
Spectral purity makes the Agilent/HP 8663A signal generator ideal for many radar, satellite communication, and phase noise measurement applications.
Typical absolute phase noise performance of the Agilent 8663A generator at a 1 kHz offset is as low as -135 dBc/Hz, depending on the band of operation.
The frequency range of the Agilent 8663A is 100 kHz to 2560 MHz. It offers versatile AM/FM, using either internal 400 Hz and 1 kHz rates or externally applied modulating signals which can be either ac- or dc-coupled. The 8663A also has simultaneous modulation capability.
The Agilent 8663A provides the U.S. Air Force MATE (Modular Automatic Test Equipment) capability, via Option 700. This option is an external translator that allows the signal generator to be controlled by the MATE language CIIL (Control Interface Intermediate Language).
The Agilent 8663A signal generator is related to the HP 8662A in both concept and structure. Like the HP 8662A, the HP 8663A is an extremely low phase noise signal source, incorporating signal generator modulation capabilities and output characteristics.
The Agilent 8663A also offers increased frequency range to 2560 MHz, increased output level to +16 dBm, and the addition of phase and pulse modulation while maintaining high spectral purity.
The result is a highly flexible and powerful signal generator that uses and extends the proven circuitry of the Agilent 8662A. Thus, the HP 8662A and HP 8663A share many of the same specifications.
The HP-IB interface is standard on the Agilent 8663A signal generator. All functions controlled from the front panel, with the exception of the line switch, are programmable with the same accuracy and resolution as in manual mode.
Biphase modulation is available on the standard Agilent 8663A analyzer for fc less than 640 MHz and available for all fc with Option 002.
100 kHz to 2560 MHz frequency range
Internal variable modulation oscillator
<-147dBc/Hz SSB phase noise at 10KHz offset
0.1Hz frequency resolution
AM, FM, phase, and pulse modulation in one generator
Internal 10Hz to 99.9KHz modulation synthesizer
Optional MATE capability
Simultaneous modulation capability
Frequency Range: 100KHz - 2650MHz
Frequency Resolution: .1Hz
Output Accuracy: +/- 1.0dB
Output Range: -129.9dBm - +16dBm
Output Resolution: .1dB
SSB Phase Noise Range: HP-IB
Time Base Stability: +/- .0005p