3020 Series RF Signal Generators (Discontinued)

Creating high quality complex RF test signals has never been more flexible or cost effective.

3020 Series RF Signal Generators

The 3020 Series are compact 3U high precision PXI modular RF signal generators with integrated dual-channel arbitrary waveform generator, (AWG). Their functionality and performance are ideally matched to the needs of RF test systems for R&D manufacturing and design verification.The 3020 Series support applications in the frequency range 100 kHz to 6 GHz, provide output power control ranging from -120 dBm to +17 dBm and support modulation bandwidths of up to 90 MHz.

Comprehensive modulation capability is provided including internal analog AM/FM modulation, digital modulation and IQ vector modulation modes. Digital modulated signals are generated from either an integrated dual channel AWG or from external digital I & Q inputs. Analog I and Q vector modulation inputs are provided as an option. Modulated RF bandwidths of up to 90 MHz are supported ideal for multicarrier or wideband signal applications. The dual-channel AWG can optionally provide differential I and Q baseband outputs simultaneously with a CW RF signal, ideally suited for testing IQ modulators. Each 3020 Series module is used together with a single slot wide 3010/3011 RF synthesizer module to provide a low phase noise, frequency agile local oscillator input.


  • Models: 3020C, 3021C, 3025, 3025C, 3026C
  • High speed frequency switching
  • Low phase noise -116 dBc/Hz @ 1 GHz 20 kHz offset
  • Level range -121 dBm up to +17 dBm
  • Level accuracy ±0.3 dB
  • Dual-channel arbitrary waveform generator
  • Up to 90 MHz modulation bandwidth
  • Digital interface for IQ streaming
  • Optional analog IQ inputs and outputs
  • Optional IQCreator waveform creation software

Each PXI RF signal generator supports generation of complex modulated signals for digital radio communications test as well as basic AM and FM modulation and CW applications. Their excellent level accuracy, low noise, speed and wide bandwidth make them an ideal choice for high-volume automated production test.