Rubidiumâ„¢ MG362x1A SeriesLow-Noise RF/Microwave SignalGenerators : Instrument Operation : Frequency Step Sweep Operation : Number of Points
Number of Points
Sets the number of points in a stepped frequency sweep or stepped power sweep. Points and step are coupled values. Entering the value for one will cause the other to be recalculated, per the following formula:
points = (span / step) + 1.
Entering a new value or either parameter will not change the span. An error will be generated if the points entered results in a calculated step size less than the minimum resolution for a stepped frequency sweep or a stepped power level sweep. An error will also be generated if the entered step size results in the number of points exceeding its maximum.
Setting the NUMBER OF POINTS (Number of Steps)
The number of points range is 2 to 65535. If the step size does not divide into the frequency range, the last step is truncated. When the step Dwell Time, Step Size, or Number of points is set:
sweep time = Step Dwell time × Number of Points + total phase-locking time for all step frequencies.
Press the NUMBER OF POINTS button to open the step size parameter. Edit the open frequency parameter. When you complete, close the open parameter using a termination key.
The Step Size or the Number of Points parameters are coupled values and may change dynamically to accommodate the setup. When a parameter changes, its text color changes to blue.