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With an operating frequency of 20–160 MHz, a 3.2 W output into a 50-ohm load, and analog and digital modulation.

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Output power:
3.2 W
Operating Frequency:
20–160 MHz
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Product description

Built with reliability and functionality in mind, this RF driver is designed to drive acousto-optic deflectors and tunable filters at their optimum conditions.

Featuring a programmable frequency, 8-channel DDS, with independent frequency shift and linear amplitude modulations on each channel, this RF driver outputs 3.2 W at 0.4 W per channel.

Operating at variable frequencies from 20–160 MHz, this RF driver offers fault protection to keep your AOMs safe in all situations. Get in touch with us to discuss your RF driver needs and we will help you find the right solution.

Key features

  • Fault protection on low power, high power, and high VSWR
  • Programmable frequency; 8-channel DDS
  • On-board composite output power measurement
  • Independent linear amplitude modulation on each channel
  • Common blanking signal for all channels
  • Independent frequency shift modulation on each channel
  • Robust command set


Output power3.2 W
Operating Frequency20–160 MHz
Frequency resolution0.1 Hz ¹
Frequency stability±2 ppm / ° C
Frequency preload time<8 µs ²
Frequency toggle time<80 µs ³
Modulation bandwidth>2 MHz ⁴
Dynamic range>35 dBc ⁵
Intermodulation>41 dB ⁶
Spurious>45 dBc
Signal to noise ratio>75 dB ⁷
Output impedance50 Ω
Amplitude modulation input level0-10 V
FSK modulation input level3.3 V
Blanking input level3.3 V
Digital controlsASCII
Sensor input±3.3 V
Power input24@2A V from DC supply

¹ Actually 0.0931 Hz, closest approximation to set frequency will be chosen.
² Typically 1-8 µs, each frequency requires 32 bits, plus a starting RAM address.
³ Direct switch mode to one of three preset frequency.
⁴ Measured at -3 dB point, DC coupled.
⁵ 20-160 MHz.
⁶ 2 tone test, 100 MHz + 105 MHz, each of 125 mW output
⁷ 1 MHz measurement bandwidth , 125 mW reference tone.
⁸ Reference Outline Drawing 97-03926-12-15