5316B Agilent Frequency Counter


The 5316B is a Frequency Counter from Agilent.

Additional Features:

  • Frequency Range: 0.1 Hz to 100 MHz
  • Sensitivity: 10 mV
  • Exceptional resolution at both low and high frequencies
  • Three time-interval modes solve more problems
  • Flexible signal conditioning optimized for both frequency and time-interval measurements
  • Selectable gate time from 60 ms to 10 s
  • 100 MHz A and B input channels, Optional 1 GHz C channel
  • Full frequency range (to 100 MHz) on both input channels
  • Proven reliability and excellent RFI protection
  • Exceptional Resolution
  • Below 10 MHz, the counter measures the input signal period, then computes and displays the reciprocal frequency with 7 digits of resolution in one second for signals as low as 0.1 Hz. Above 10 MHz, the counter automatically performs as a conventional counter.
  • Three Modes
  • Flexible Conditioning
  • Choose AC or DC coupling, a sensitivity control (variable attenuator), and a switchable low-pass filter. Both channels have trigger level controls with easy setting.

The Agilent 5316B is a low-cost, high-performance universal counter offering frequency, period, time interval, ratio, and totalize measurements. Unique counting circuitry delivers the best of both reciprocal and conventional frequency counting. Programmable functions include all measurement modes, plus trigger level and trigger slope controls. The Agilent 5316B is encased in high-quality metal that meets strict standards for electromagnetic compatibility, making it suited to applications such as low-level receiver or high-power transmitter testing.

With standard HP-IB interfacing, Agilent 5316B is suited for ATE system design or other environments where interference from other equipment is a concern. An optional 1-GHz C channel extends the frequency range for navigations and communications applications. A high-stability oven oscillator can also be added for higher accuracy in demanding environments. The Agilent 5316B offers 100 ns single-shot time-interval resolution. Time-interval averaging boosts performance to 10 ps resolution. A time-interval delay ignores spurious signals that would normally cause the counter to trigger.

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