Equipment and Components for the RF and Microwave industry

PC Programmable Sources
ANS3 Series - offer price £399

To order click on individual model number in the table below

  • 65 MHz to 5875 MHz
  • Frequency & Level Control
  • With Modulation/Trigger
  • Directly PC Programmable - RS232
  • 1KHz Steps
  • 7dBm Output Power
  • +/-1 ppm Stability
  • Low Cost & Compact Size
  • Wide Tuning Ranges
  • Low Phase Noise
  • Non-Volatile Memory

The ANS3 series of programmable, synthesised RF signal sources feature frequency and level control with modulation and, with a standard office PC, provide a turn-key solution to the provision of variable frequency sources for both systems and test equipment applications. Directly connecting to the PC serial port, each unit can be set to frequencies within ranges listed below and at levels up to 8dBm via an easy to use control panel software and the non volatile memory enables the selected settings to be retained in the stand alone unit. Each unit contains a +/-1ppm stability reference TCXO but can also be used with an external reference. The sources are supplied complete with a 9V d.c. wall mount power supply, operating software and special interface cable.

Equipment Supplied as Standard:

  • Synthesised Source
  • Power Supply (Euro, UK or US style)
  • Control Software (CD)
  • Special Serial Port Cable
  • Operating Manual (CD)
  • Spare DC Connector

PC Requirements:

  • Pentium, Equivalent or Higher
  • Running Windows 95 or higher, Windows 7 compatible
  • 16 MB RAM
  • 25 MB Hard Disk Space
  • CD Rom
  • 9 Pin, D-Sub, Serial Port

Custom Options:

  • Delete Power Supply
  • Custom Frequency Range (subject to restrictions)
  • Custom Step Size (subject to restrictions)
  • Mounting Plate
  • Instrument or Rack Mounting in Single or Multiple Units
  • Extended temperature range
 General Specifications (also see options)
 Output Frequency 65 MHz to 5875 MHz in ranges
 Frequency Stability +/-1ppm max. over 0+50C
 Internal Ref. Aging +/-1ppm max./year
 Internal Ref. Accuracy +/-1ppm @ +23 +/-2 deg.C
 Internal Ref. Output 0 to +2dBm into 50 ohms
 External Ref. Frequency As Internal Reference
 External Ref. Level 0.6-2.5 Vpp
 External Ref. Impedance 600 ohms in parallel with 25pF
 Reference Select Miniature Toggle Switch
 Output Power +5dBm min, +7dBm typ.
 Level Control Range 25dB min in 31 steps
 Control Interface Serial RS-232
 Modulation Rate 1 KHz internal
50KHz max. external
 Modulation Deviation +/-1.25 MHz
 Input Voltage +8 to +12 V d.c. @ 300 mA
 Operating Temperature 0+50C
 Storage Temperature -20+70C
 Lock Time 2 to 6 msec. typ.
 Status LED's (green) RF On, Phase Lock, DC Applied
 RF Output Connector SMA female
 Ref. Connector SMA female
 Trigger/Modulation Connector SMA female
 Input Power Connector 1.3 x 9.0mm centre positive jack
 Data Connector DB-9P
 RF Output Modes Continuous, Momentary & Toggled
 Output Impedance 50 ohms
 Size 90 x 70 x 19mm (excluding connectors)
 Weight 170g
 Housing Aluminium with White Epoxy Paint

Click on
model number
to order
Freq.
Range
MHz
Freq. Steps
KHz
Freq.
Stability
ppm
Int.
Ref.
Freq.
MHz
Output Power
(typ)
dBm
Harmonics dBc Spurious dBc Phase Noise Current
@+9V
d.c. mA
(max.)
@1KHz dBc/Hz @10KHz dBc/Hz @100KHz dBc/Hz
ANS3-0120-001 120-160 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -90 -96 -116 300
ANS3-0160-001 160-220 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -90 -94 -117 300
ANS3-0220-001 220-350 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -86 -90 -119 300
ANS3-0350-001 350-620 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -73 -84 -108 300
ANS3-0500-001 500-800 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -74 -80 -106.5 300
ANS3-1200-001 1200-2000 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -73 -82 -105 300
ANS3-1750-001 1750-2500 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -72 -82 -108 300
ANS3-2400-001 2400-3400 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -72 -78 -102 300
ANS3-3400-001 3400-3700 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -70 -78 -109 300
ANS3-3700-001 3700-4200 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -67 -75 -103 300
ANS3-5470-001 5470-5875 1.0 1 10 +7 -35 -60 -61 -71 -96 300

We reserve the right to change standard product specifications without notice but will be pleased to consider control drawings for quotation.

T: +44 (0)1376 550220 F: +44 (0)1376 552145 E: sales@atlantecrf.com 40A Springwood Drive, Braintree, Essex CM7 2YN, England