New Fluke Calibration Low Phase Noise RF Reference Sources

The Fluke Calibration 96270A and 96040A Low Phase Noise RF Reference Sources simplify RF calibration systems Reduces the number of instruments and interconnections required for systems

EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 6, 2014 – Fluke Calibration introduces the 96270A and 96040A Low Phase Noise RF Reference Sources, which simplify RF and microwave calibration systems by replacing many of the instruments and accessories in existing systems. The new reference sources are easy-to-use instruments for calibrating spectrum analyzers, RF power sensors, and more, and because they do the job usually performed by multiple instruments they can cut the cost of RF calibration systems by up to half.

Unlike many RF calibration solutions, the 96270A and 96040A are designed specifically for RF calibration, with a calibration-oriented user interface that makes it easy to learn and operate. They feature “what you set is what you get” accurate signal delivery direct to the UUT input (up to 27 GHz in the 96270A). The integrated frequency counter (300 MHz in the 96270A; 50 MHz in the 96040A) and dual power meter readout in the 96270A eliminate the need for additional instruments.

The 96270A covers more than 80 percent of the test points required for calibrating spectrum analyzer models below 27 GHz, and nearly all spectrum analyzers of any frequency range. “Self-characterization” in the 96270A eliminates the need to perform and apply time-consuming calculations of correction factors for each component in the signal delivery system.

Automated with MET/CAL® Plus Calibration Management Software, the reference sources reduce complexity and calibration times, dramatically improving efficiency and increasing capacity by 50 percent or more over manual and semi-automated methods.

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