ELVA-1 solid-state noise source ISSN-XX series delivers a uniform level of noise power spectral density within the whole waveguide frequency range. Sources are available in eight waveguide bands covering 26.4-170 GHz. A Silicon IMPATT diode is employed as a fundamental building block of the source. High stability of the device allows it to be used for test and instrumentation applications in place of gas-tube noise sources. Low DC power requirements eliminate the need for complex high voltage supplies. There are two operation modes: CW mode and pulsed AM mode with modulation frequency up to 1 kHz. Typical value of excess noise ratio (ENR) as a function of frequency is given on the plot below.
Main Features :
ENR 12…15 dB typical High stability Good flatness No high voltage supply required Compact solid state source High reliability, rugged construction
Laboratory measurement and test equipment Mm-wave noise source Calibration Noise figure measurement