8657A Agilent RF Generator
The 8657A is a 1.04 GHz RF Generator from Agilent. An RF generator is a tool engineers use to generate sinusoidal outputs while testing electronic equipment. The output will automatically have its frequency varied or swept between frequencies. A “sweep” is one complete cycle of a frequency variation. Engineers use RF signal generators as test equipment, mostly to measure responses of filters, amplifiers, and electrical components.
- Frequency range: 100 kHz to 1040 MHz
- Electronic attenuator
- < 35 ms frequency switching speed
- AM and FM capabilities
- ±1 dB level accuracy (typically ±0.5 dB)
- Amplitude offset and phase adjustment capabilities
The low residual FM and excellent phase noise performance of the Agilent 8657A signal generators make them ideal for many in-channel and even out-of-channel receiver tests. The Agilent 8657A is a versatile signal generator offering a variety of features, such as simultaneous and mixed modulation combinations of AM and FM, as well as a carrier phase adjust capability that allows you to characterize phase-sensitive devices. In addition, the Agilent 8657A offers a wide output range, +13 to -143.5 dBm, with superior level accuracy of ±1.0 dB. Built for reliability, the Agilent 8657A uses an all-electronic attenuator.