Rubidiumâ„¢ MG362x1A SeriesLow-Noise RF/Microwave SignalGenerators : Instrument Overview : Powering On the MG362x1A
Powering On the MG362x1A
Connect the MG362x1A to an AC power source. Turn on the rear panel power button as shown in Figure: Rear Panel Power Connection. This automatically places the signal generator into operation (front panel green Operate LED on). During power on and power down, the orange LED blinks for five to ten seconds.
Rear Panel Power Connection
1. Power Button
2. AC Mains Input
Power on the signal generator. The front panel display is shown as in Figure: Startup Screen during power-on. The power on sequence shows the loading internal programs status-bar, the model number of the signal generator, the options installed, and the revision level of the installed firmware. When complete, the MG362x1A then returns to the same configuration it was in when last set to Standby.
Startup Screen
Standby Mode
Whenever the signal generator is not being used, it should be left connected to the power source and placed in standby. Standby mode provides power to keep the internal time base at operating temperature. This assures specified frequency accuracy and stability when the MG362x1A is placed in operation.
During standby operation, the fans run continuously at low speed.
When switching to operate from standby, allow at least a 30 minute warm-up before beginning signal generator operations.
Warm-up Time
After placing the MG362x1A into operation mode, allow 30 minutes of warm-up time to ensure stable operation.
From a cold start (0°C), the signal generator requires approximately 120 hours (5 days) of warm up to achieve specified frequency stability with aging.
Instruments disconnected from AC power for more than 72 hours require 30 days to return to specified aging.