ERASynth

by ERA Instruments

An open source, Arduino-compatible RF signal generator with Wi-Fi connectivity

View all updates May 31, 2017

Pedestal Noise: ERASynth vs Rigol DSG3030 vs Agilent E8257D

A signal generator’s pedestal phase noise has different impacts on the system depending on the application. For example, when used as a local oscillator in a receiver application, pedestal phase noise degrades the receiver sensitivity. When used as a clock source in a data converter, pedestal phase noise (together with close-in phase noise) determines the jitter, which ultimately effects the converters dynamic performance.

We carried out a test to compare ERASynth to a couple of bench-top signal generators available in our lab. Here is the result

The photo of test setup


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$950

ERASynth

250 kHz to 6 GHz RF Signal Generator with TCXO


$1,450

ERASynth+

250 kHz to 15 GHz RF Signal Generator with OCXO and TCXO


$1,950

ERASynth++

250 kHz to 20 GHz RF Signal Generator with OCXO and TCXO. Comes with a 15 to 20 GHz cavity filter.

Credits

ERA Instruments

Makers of RF test and measurement equipment.


Adnan Kaya

System Designer

Nurullah Kılınç

Embedded Firmware Engineer

Erkin Halaçlı

PCB Designer

Muhammet Küçük

Web Application Engineer

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