The UFX7000B from Noisecom is a Programmable AWGN Noise Generator that operates up to 40 GHz. The noise generator incorporates a broadband noise source and noise path attenuator (with a maximum attenuation range of 127 dB in 1 dB steps). It provide an output power of up to +30 dBm with excellent flatness. The Noise Generator has a powerful on-board computer with a flexible architecture that is used to create complex custom noise signals for advanced test systems.
Additional attenuation ranges, and step sizes are available. Optional filters can be specified in any combination of low pass, high pass, band pass, or band reject. Combined with advanced switching circuitry, the designer can create many different path combinations. The RF connection for the signal input and noise output can be located on either the front or rear panels of the instrument. It has an optional signal combiner, and signal attenuator that allow independent control of the noise & signal paths to vary SNR while BER testing.
The UFX7000B is available in a compact rack-mount unit that measures 17.25 x 6.50 x 19.50 inches with SMA (F) connectors. It has a 7-inch touch-screen display, mouse, and keyboard for manual control or standard Ethernet for ATE remote control. Optional IEEE 488.2 GPIB and RS232 remote interfaces are also available. The generator is ideal for Eb/No, C/N, SNR, BER testing, military jamming, GPS receiver testing, spectrum analyzer calibration, filter testing, and EMI testing applications.