Tracking Generator Measurement Guide : E-Series Tracking Generator
E-Series Tracking Generator
Generator Mode
Tracking Generator Overview
Measurement Example
Enhancing Accuracy
Transmission Measurements
CW Generator Overview
Tracking Generator Menus
Generator Menu
Settings Menu
Transmission Measurement Menu
(Option 20)
Generator Mode
Option 20 adds a Tracking Generator to the Spectrum Analyzer mode of the instrument. The Tracking Generator generates a swept signal with an output frequency that is the same as the tuning frequency of the spectrum analyzer.
Additionally, a CW generator feature is included in Option 20. The sine wave output frequency and power is set by the user. Refer to CW Generator Overview.
The output power is leveled and has a specified power range –50 dBm to +0 dBm in 0.1 dB steps.
Operation outside this power range is possible. However, performance and compliance with specifications are not guaranteed.
Power output information is available for both absolute and transmission (normalized) measurements.
Enhanced power level calibration is available for the generator output. Additional information about the enhanced level calibration is provided later in this chapter.