22GHz Wideband Microwave Generator


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[June 2022 Update: This is a global chip shortage affected item!]

All-new upgraded hardware revision for July 2022 with lower phase noise, less harmonics, and smaller frequency step size!

The INCREDIBLY compact SG22000L (replaces SG6000LDQ and SG22000) Microwave Signal Generator delivers THE widest frequency coverage on the market for its size and low price. The three output bands cover the ENTIRE range of 60 to 22000+ MHz. Output power is calibrated between -20 and +10dBm in 0.5dB steps up to 12.5GHz. The 12.5-22GHz band outputs a typical +15dBm signal for driving high power mixers or other Ku-band equipment. The crisp OLED display provides useful feedback for the user, and front control buttons provide a quick alternative to USB control. The output waveform is fully synthesized using modern fractional-N synthesis. This synthesized signal source can automatically detect and accept an external 10 MHz reference OR it can use its own ±280PPB internal 10MHz TCXO reference. Like most of our products, the SG22000L easily fits in the palm of your hand, making it a truly portable and bench-space-saving device. An optional Ethernet port is now available as of 2021!

Looking for lower phase noise and adjustable calibrated power output? Try the SG22000PRO!

We can also build this model without OLED display or buttons for integration inside another system.

Microwave Signal Generator Specifications:

  • Total Frequency Coverage: 60 – 22000MHz (24GHz at reduced performance)
  • Band 1 Range: 60 to 12500MHz
  • Band 1 Power: -20 to +10dBm (calibrated 0.5dB steps & fine-tune vernier)
  • Band 2 Range: 12500 to 22000MHz
  • Band 2 Power Level +15dBm typical (fixed)
  • Phase Noise: 6GHz @ 10KHz offset: -88dBc/Hz
  • Phase Noise: 12GHz @ 10KHz offset: -83dBc/Hz
  • Phase Noise: 18GHz @ 10KHz offset: -80dBc/Hz
  • Min frequency step size: 5Hz
  • Dimensions: 2.75″ x 1.25″ x 4.15″
  • Input Voltage: 5V @ 1.0A (USB-C)
  • Internal Reference: 10MHz ±280PPB TCXO

SG22000L Device Features:

  • Calibrated output power on band 1 (Step and Vernier adjustable)
  • High-power band 2 output
  • Frequency-sweeping support (no PC needed once configured)
  • External reference frequency input (MCX port – 10MHz)
  • Internal / external auto-detect reference
  • Professional industry standard SCPI command support
  • Front frequency user frequency step buttons
  • Front-mounted bright OLED display
  • Sturdy all-aluminum black enclosure
  • Simple and free Windows control GUI
  • No drivers needed for PC control
  • Optional Ethernet port
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohm
  • RF Connectors: 2 x Gold Microwave SMA

 Common RF Applications:

  • Automated testing environments
  • Satellite Communications Testing
  • General RF Lab use
  • Flexible LO sourcing
  • Antenna design
  • EMC Testing
  • KU-Band Development
  • Production verification and testing
  • Educational / university lab use
  • Aerospace / Defense Research


PC Signal Generator Control Software:

Device Enclosure Size:

Microwave Signal Generator Size Drawing


Microwave Performance Plots (details in full datasheet):

UPC: 0737212885902


Additional information

Device Configuration

Ethernet & USB & Display, USB & Display