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Product Comparison - Phase Noise Measuring Systems

 

  4352S E5500A Series E5500B Series

Best for…

VCO and PLL test and evaluation in lab or as part of high-speed functional test

Phase noise as part of ATE test environment; highest accuracy R&D testing

General benchtop R&D

Measurement capabilities

Frequency, Power, Phase noise, RF transient, DC Current

Phase noise, AM noiseCW and Pulsed carrier Absolute and residual noise

Phase noise, AM noiseCW and Pulsed carrier Absolute and residual noise

Frequency range

10 MHz to 12.6 GHz¹

50 kHz - 110 GHz²

50 kHz - 110 GHz²

Offset frequency range

100 Hz to 10 MHz

0.01 Hz to 100 MHz

0.01 Hz to 100 MHz

Noise floor

-150 dBc/Hz

-180 dBc/ Hz³

-180 dBc/Hz³

VCO tuning voltage

Yes (-15 to +35 V)

Yes (-12 to +12V)

Yes (-12 to +12V)

RF transient measurement

Yes (12.5 µsec resolution)

No

No

Price

Starting at $51,433.00

Starting at $61,000

Starting at $41,300

[1] above 3 GHz requires 43521A down converter unit and 8665B signal generator
[2] above 26.5 GHz requires 11970 series harmonic mixer with 70427A down converter
[3] actual noise floor limited by the reference source and/or down converter used

 

 

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