[time-nuts] Selecting a used HP sweep/frequency generator
bownes at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 04:46:51 UTC 2011
Thanks for the input folks. Based on what you all have said, my needs and the availability from a list member, I'm going to go with a 3325.
I spent some time reading the manual this evening, which states that the 3325 will output up to 20,999,999.99 hz on the front connector and up to about 60Mhz on the aux rear connector. That might just be a very useful feature.
As a side note, the need here is for a sweeper that can be used in conjunction with a network analyzer at the lower frequencies. The function generation of things other than sine is just a bonus.
Thanks again for all the advice. Another question follows in a new post, so as not to hijack this one. ;)
On Apr 14, 2011, at 10:07 PM, Gary Chatters <gcarlistaa at garychatters.com> wrote:
> On 04/14/2011 02:03 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message<BANLkTi=UPy4x2WumN9rPAW-VreU4yW3kMw at mail.gmail.com>, Bob Bownes wri
>>> The candidates at present are the 3324 and 3325.
>> Don't overlook the 3336.
> The 3336 would meet the OPs requirements. Frequency coverage 10Hz to 21MHz with phase continuous sweep. AM and PM available.
> The 3336 is sort of a companion to the 3586 selective level meter. There are A/B/C versions with similar variations in input configuration. The 3336 can be linked to the 3586 with an HPIB cable and track the frequency (the manual says, I have not tried it yet).
> The 3336 is not a function generator. Only sine wave output. It has an input for 10MHz reference.
> The 3314A is a function generator and in some ways more versatile than the 3336. Sine, square and triangle outputs as well as burst (specify number of cycles in each burst). And only half the size of the 3336.
> It does not have the precision setting capability of the 3336 (and some of the others mentioned).
> I have never gotten the Easter egg to work with the one I have access to. It looks like it is running, but no output.
> User manuals for most of these are available on the Agilent web site.
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