Agilent/HP 8648B 100 KHz to 2 GHz Signal Generator

Agilent/HP 8648B 100 KHz to 2 GHz Signal Generator
Manufacturer: Agilent / HP
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Agilent/HP 8648B 100 KHz to 2 GHz Signal Generator


Agilent/HP 8648B 100 KHz to 2 GHz Signal Generator

Rent me for $500 a month

   Receiver testing has reached a new level of affordability. Ideal for in-channel receiver testing, Agilent Technologies¿ additions to the economy line of RF signal generators offer improved performance at affordable prices. The 8648B provides 2 GHz coverage, respectively, with a simple user interface and the quality and reliability you expect from Agilent Technologies products.


   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 8648B offers +13 to -136 dBm output power levels. With ±1 dB level accuracy to -127 dBm below 1 GHz, 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 8648 series meet these requirements with typically less than 1 μV leakage (nominally equivalent to 0.1 μV when measured with a two-turn loop).


  • Economical 2.0 GHz synthesized signal generator
  • Superior level accuracy
  • Wide frequency and output power coverage
  • Optional pulse modulation and high power
  • Remote and memory interfaces for semi-automated testing
  • Simple, dependable operation

Harmonic Distortion

   Low modulation distortion is important for harmonic distortion testing. FM distortion of typically less than 0.5% allow you to make these measurements with confidence.

Hum and Noise

   Accurately characterize receiver hum and noise with the low residual FM performance of the economy RF signal generators.

High reliability

   Keep production lines up and running with the 8648 series economy signal generators. Designed to Agilent Technologies¿ stringent quality and reliability specifications, these signal generators are optimized for long-term dependability. The 8648B signal generators are manufactured in an ISO 9002 registered facility in concurrence with Agilent Technologies¿ commitment to quality. Use the latest in attenuator technology to keep up with the increasing demands of output-level cycling.

Easy to use

   Designed to simplify operator use and training, the 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.