DSG800

Performance capabilities at an entry level price for RF Signal Sources

1.5 GHz to 3.6 GHz sources capable of +20 dBm with OCXO timebase and pulse and IQ modulation options


The DSG800(A) series covers output frequencies from 9 kHz to 3.6 GHz. The instruments provide maximum output power up to +20 dBm and low SSB phase noise -112 dBc/Hz, amplitude accuracy of +/- 0.5 dB, and frequency resolution of 0.01 Hz at any frequency. An oven-controlled crystal oscillator time-base option provides < 5 ppb temperature stability and < 30 ppb/year aging stability, the most accurate and stable timebase available in this class. For IoT and RF applications from design to debug the DSG800(A) series provides uncompromised RF signal generation capabilities at an unprecedented value.

  • Frequency range 9 kHz tot 1.5 GHz, 2.1 GHz, 3.0 GHz or 3.6 GHz
  • Amplitude accuracy < 0.5 dB
  • -110 dBm to +13 dBm RF output power (+20 dBm unleveled)
  • Phase noise < -112 dBc/Hz (typ)
  • Clock stability 2 ppm (standard), optional 5 ppb
  • Standard frequency and amplitude sweep function (step, list, linear, logarithmic, continuous or single)
  • Standard analog AM/FM/ØM modulation (internal/external)
  • Optional pulse modulation with up to 70 dB on/off ration and pulse train generator
  • New A models include IQ modulation
  • Compact 2 HE dimensions (rack mount kits available)
  • Amplitude correction for cables, amplifiers, antennas etc
  • Standard USB Host & Device and LXI LAN interfaces, SCPI command set
  • 3 Year warranty

Model Frequency Phase Noise (tup) IQ Modulation Output Amplitude Range
DSG830 9 kHz to 3 GHz -112 dBc/Hz N -110 dBm to +13 dBm (+20 dBm unleveled)
DSG815 9 kHz to 1.5 GHz -112 dBc/Hz N -110 dBm to +13 dBm (+20 dBm unleveled)
New DSG821 9 kHz to 2.1 GHz -112 dBc/Hz N -110 dBm to +13 dBm (+20 dBm unleveled)
New DSG821A
9 kHz to 2.1 GHz -112 dBc/Hz Y -110 dBm to +13 dBm (+20 dBm unleveled)
DSG830 9 kHz to 3.0 GHz -112 dBc/Hz N -110 dBm to +13 dBm (+20 dBm unleveled)
New DSG836 9 kHz to 3.6 GHz -112 dBc/Hz N -110 dBm to +13 dBm (+20 dBm unleveled)
New DSG836A 9 kHz to 3.6 GHz -112 dBc/Hz Y -110 dBm to +13 dBm (+20 dBm unleveled)

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DSG800A Series RF Signal Generator

The DSG800 series covers output frequencies from 9 kHz to 3.6 GHz. The instruments provide maximum output power up to +20 dBm and low SSB phase noise -112 dBc/Hz, amplitude accuracy of +/- 0.5 dB, and frequency resolution of 0.01 Hz at any frequency. An oven-controlled crystal oscillator time-base option provides < 5 ppb temperature stability and < 30 ppb/year aging stability, the most accurate and stable timebase available in this class.

The DSG800A models provide internal and external IQ Modulation support including FSK, QAM, and QPSK signals. Use the IQ modulation to emulate transmitted data sequences for receiver testing. For IoT and RF applications from design to debug the DSG800 series provides uncompromised RF signal generation capabilities at an unprecedented value.