is a dual microprocessor controlled,
single-loop synthesized signal Generator
that covers the
frequency range of 10 kHz to 1100 MHz. It has an output
power level continuously adjustable from 4-13 dBm to -127
dBm. In addition to CW operation, it is capable of AM/FM
operation from an internal or external source. The 2410
a very broad 500 kHz to 1 MHz peak FM deviation over the
majority of its operating range. Standard features include
an exclusive AutoCal® selfcalibration function for frequency
and amplitude, extensive user diagnostics, an automatic
power up test sequence, and 16 nonvolatile memory locations
to store front panel settings. A 10 MHz sine wave reference
output is available at the rear panel.
A talk/listen GPIB fully conforming to the IEEE-488 standard
is standard for the Model 2410
. Because it utilizes the
minimum uniqueness concept, the 2410
is easily conformed to
any ATE system. It is fully compatible with the entire
2500 family of instruments.
All operational controls are located on the front panel.
Controls include keypad switches for entry of all RF output
numeric parameters. A 4-key cursor provides
increment/decrement entry of numeric data in digit steps,
with any displayed digit selectable as the digit around
which changes occur. Instrument settings and operational
status are indicated on a two-line LCD display.
is a space-saving 3/4-rack size. (Two optional rack
mount adaptor kits are available.)
1.1.1 FREQUENCY CHARACTERISTICS
The carrier frequency may be set from 10 kHz to 1100 MHz
with 10 Hz resolution and .00025% (2.5 ppm) accuracy.
Frequency aging is <1 ppm/year.
1.1.2 MODULATION CHARACTERISTICS
The instrument features both internal and external AM and FM
capabilities. The internal modulation source may be set at a
400 or 1000 Hz rate. AM depth is specified from 0 to 100%.
FM deviation can be set at peak values from 10 kHz to 1 MHz,
depending upon the output frequency (see section 188.8.131.52). A
TTL compatible sine or square wave at 5 MHz or 10 MHz may be
used as an external reference input.
Internal and external sources may be used simultaneously to
produce complex modulation.
1.1.3 OUTPUT LEVEL CHARACTERISTICS
The Model 2410
has an RF output range of +13 dBm to -127 dBm
with an accuracy of ±1.5 dB of the actual measured level.
Level resolution is .1 dB.
Output level may be read in dBm, dBmV, mV, or µV. Reverse
power protection to 50 watts is standard.
The Model 2410
utilizes a unique Auto-Cal® routine to
perform a quick and easy almost completely automatic
self-calibration. The routine is Software
driven, and activated from the front panel. A variety of
other menu driven diagnostic/control programming aids are
standard with the 2410
1.1.5 STORED SETTINGS
Nonvolatile memory locations allow up to 16 complete front
panel settings to be stored and recalled in any order. This
storage permits fast and accurate recall of frequently used
powers up with the same settings present when power
was removed, except the RF output will be off.
1.1.6 ERROR INDICATORS
front panel display indicates the following error
- An unlocked condition in the phase locked loop circuitry
- An unleveled condition in the RF output leveler circuitry
- A tripped RF circuit breaker
- Modulation frequency reference error