Noise XT Announces Industry’s First Phase Noise Calibrator

Noise XT has announced the release of world’s first phase noise generator, setting the commercial standard for all phase noise calibration. The PNG-A (Phase Noise Generator) is small in size and weighs just 2 lbs. Priced at $3000, it is the first signal source to deliver a signal with mathematically computed phase noise in real time.

Until now, there has been no test industry standard for phase noise calibration. The PNG-A is a completely new type of instrument in the phase noise industry. Its applications spread across the RF, microwave, and digital industries, especially for engineers in calibration labs or production test environments, who need to speed up phase noise testing and calibration. As circuits become more complex, they cannot tolerate the slightest noise and accurate detection and depiction of phase noise is critical for rapid 5G development.

The PNG-A is a small instrument that allows engineers and calibration labs the opportunity to calibrate without wasting time building large equipment set-ups. Users can verify their phase noise analyzers, jitter analyzers, and spectrum analyzers, all in a few minutes. They can design the exact phase noise shape, according to the instrument to be tested or can simply load one of Noise XT’s pre-loaded generic profiles. These profiles can be chosen specifically to test an oscilloscope, a signal source analyzer, or a spectrum analyzer with phase noise features. The remote settings are through Ethernet.

The phase and amplitude noise from the PNG-A does not rely upon temperature, time, humidity, or other environmental conditions to perform perfectly. The phase and amplitude noise are always correct. Phase noise calibration can be performed on a ship, an airplane, a secured lab, or any manufacturing facility - all without requiring bothersome logistics.

Noise XT’s unique intellectual property is embedded in a complex FPGA. It has been engineered according to complex mathematical calculations and the internal architecture allows continuous verification of the generated signal. The virtualization of the signal generation allows great flexibility as the PNG-A can generate a programmable phase or amplitude profile.

Key Specifications

  • Phase Noise profile setting: -120 dBc/Hz to 0 dBc/Hz
  • Amplitude Noise profile setting: -120 dBc/Hz to -80 dBc/Hz
  • Brownian and white noise combinations
  • Programmable spurious in offset and level from 1 Hz to 1 MHz and -80 dBc to -20 dBc

The PNG-A will be available in 8 weeks upon receipt of order at USD $2,950. Noise-XT is at IMS 2017 - Stop by their booth to learn more about the phase noise calibrator.

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