Agilent/HP 8648A 1 GHz Synthesized Signal Generator

Agilent/HP 8648A 1 GHz Synthesized Signal Generator
Manufacturer: Agilent / HP
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Agilent/HP 8648A 1 Ghz Synthesized Signal Generator


Agilent/HP 8648A 1 GHz Synthesized Signal Generator

Rent me for $300 a month

   The Agilent/HP 8648A Synthesized RF Signal Generator is ideal for manufacturing high-volume products such as cordless telephones, pagers and two-way radios. Designed for semi-automated receiver test, and a variety of general purpose applications, the Agilent/HP 8648A starts with the basic capabilities of the Agilent 8647A, then enhances residual FM, level accuracy and phase noise performance. While maintaining affordability, the Agilent/HP 8648A is built to stringent quality standards, and offers an all-electronic attenuator to promote measurement consistency and repeatability. In addition, the simplistic design of the front panel shortens the operator's learning curve and increases productivity. With 300 storage registers and ten user-definable sequences (accessible from a remote keypad), the Agilent/HP 8648A easily adapts to any test procedure.


  • Economical synthesized signal generator
  • Electronic attenuator
  • Superior level accuracy
  • Wide frequency and power coverage
  • Remote and memory interfaces for semi-automated testing
  • Simple, dependable operation

Easy to use

   Designed to simplify operator use and training, the Agilent/HP 8648A front panel is organized in easy-to-identify functional blocks, and offers independent frequency and amplitude control knobs. The 300 internal storage registers and ten user- definable sequences easily adapt to any test procedure. Once test setups are saved in storage registers, operators can quickly sequence through them to efficiently make pass/fail decisions or tune a receiver.

Full HP-IB Connectivity

   For automated test applications, the Agilent/HP 8647/48 offers full HP-IB programmability and uses SCPI programming codes. In addition, the Agilent/HP 8648 series reduces software development costs by providing full HPIB code compatibility with the Agilent/HP 8656B and 8657A/B signal generators.


   Sensitivity measurements are easy to perform with the economy signal generator's wide dynamic range. Covering the operating range of even the most sensitive receivers, the 8648A offers +10 to -136 dBm output power levels. With ±1 dB level accuracy to -127 dBm below 1GHz, you can be assured of accurate repeatable measurements every time. Determine receiver sensitivity in seconds by scrolling through required test levels. With independent amplitude and frequency control knobs, amplitude levels can be changed almost instantly. Low RF leakage levels are necessary to successfully test today's sensitive receivers. The 8648A series meet these requirements with typically less than 1 μV leakage (nominally equivalent to 0.1 μV when measured with a two-turn loop).