Microchip Technology has unveiled its 53100A Phase Noise Analyzer, a smaller, higher-performance phase noise test instrument. The product is designed to help research and manufacturing engineers who rely on precise and accurate measurement of frequency signals generated for a variety of uses in 5G networks, data centres, commercial and military aircraft systems, space vehicles, communication satellites and metrology applications.
The new 53100A Phase Noise Analyzer provides precise and accurate measurement of frequency signals, including those generated by atomic clocks and other high-performance frequency reference modules and subsystems.
Capable of measuring radio frequency (RF) signals up to 200 MHz, the new test instrument rapidly acquires frequency signals and characterizes the phase noise, jitter, Allan deviation (ADEV), and time deviation (TDEV) quickly and precisely. It can characterize all attributes of a frequency reference with a single instrument within minutes.
The new device enables a variety of configurations by allowing up to three separate devices to be tested simultaneously using a single reference, enabling higher-capacity for stability measurements. At 344 x 215 x 91mm (13.5 x 8.5 x 3.6 inches), it is small enough for integration into manufacturing Automated Test Equipment (ATE) systems, yet powerful enough for laboratory-grade metrology. The product’s interface provides backward compatibility with Microchip’s 51xxA test sets’ command and data stream, reducing the need to redesign existing ATE infrastructure.
The Noise Analyzer provides flexibility by allowing an input reference device to be connected through the front panel at a different nominal frequency than the device under test – allowing a single reference to characterize a variety of oscillator products. Rubidium frequency standards such as Microchip’s 8040C- LN or a quartz oscillator, such as Microchip’s 1000C Ovenized Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) could be used as a reference, as well as other manufacturers’ precise oscillators.
Microchip supports the 53100A Phase Noise Analyzer with technical support services as well as an extended warranty. Microchip Technology Inc offers a host of smart, connected, and secure embedded control solutions across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications, and computing markets.