30GHz Mixer and LO Generator


SKU: MX30000 Category:


The MX30000 is a wideband high-performance general-purpose double-balanced microwave mixer with integrated 18GHz – 30GHz Local Oscillator. LO frequency can be set with front controls, USB commands, or the provided windows PC application. Using its ultra-low noise internal reference source, the LO signal has extremely low phase noise. The MX30000 makes a convenient upconverter or downconverter by eliminating the need for extra cabling and a separate bulky, expensive, high-frequency signal source.

MX30000 Integrated-LO Wideband Mixer Features:

  • USB-C powered from Laptop, battery-pack, Smartphone Charger, PC…
  • Compact, rugged aluminum enclosure
  • Internal LO harmonic filtering
  • Bright and efficient OLED display
  • Simple and effective control interface
  • Industry standard virtual COM port serial commands
  • Premium gold 50-ohm microwave SMA IF port
  • Precision 2.92mm (40GHz rated) RF port
  • Internal precision reference frequency source
  • LO reference frequency input and output MCX ports
  • Voltage input monitoring
  • Included PC control software

RF Hybrid Mixer Specs:

  • Integrated 18 – 30GHz programmable local oscillator
  • IF range: 10MHz to 8GHz
  • RF range: 15 – 30GHz
  • High input P1dB > +10 dBm
  • LO phase noise at 26GHz (10KHz offset): ~85 dBc
  • Low conversion loss: 9-12dB
  • Max RF input power: +17dBm
  • Typical IP3: 20dBm
  • LO frequency step size: 10Hz
  • Typical LO to RF isolation: 45dB
  • Typical LO to IF isolation: 35dB
  • Return loss: >10 dB typical
  • Reference Frequency: ±280PPB 10MHz TCXO & 100MHz VCXO

Typical RF Mixing Applications:

  • General microwave lab applications
  • Receiver development
  • VSAT
  • Electronic countermeasure
  • Communications applications
  • Satellite uplinks / downlinks
  • Radar systems
  • Defense / electronic warfare
  • Space applications
  • mm wave technology
  • 5G testing
  • K-Band and Ka-Band research

Mechanical Specifications:

Microwave Signal Generator Size Drawing

RF Performance:



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