Noise XT and Phase Matrix collaboration enabled the generation of a high performance, affordable Microwave Signal Generator . The MSG series exhibits outstanding phase noise in a compact instrument. The QuickSyn® engine employs a patented, revolutionary phase-refining technology that provides a unique combination of fast-switching speed and low phase-noise characteristics.
Models MSG-10-1/2 and MSG-20-1/2 cover the frequency ranges of 0.5 to 10 GHz and 0.5 to 20 GHz respectively (extendable down to 0.1 GHz and 0.2 GHz). MSG synthesizers utilize a fundamental VCO to achieve the desired output frequency.
In contrast to frequency multiplication schemes, this approach eliminates possible spectrum contamination from sub-harmonic products. The use of the advanced direct digital synthesis approach, enables a very fine frequency resolution of 0.001 Hz.
The VCO noise is suppressed by utilizing an ultra low noise reference oscillator in conjunction with a low-noise locking mechanism. Microphonic effects are also greatly reduced due to the use of a low-mass VCO and very wide PLL filter bandwidth.