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Keysight Technologies E8257D PSG Analog Signal Generator

PSG Analog Signal Generator

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The E8257D PSG analog signal generator delivers industry-leading output power, level accuracy, and phase noise performance up to 67 GHz (operational to 70 GHz). The PSG analog signal generator's high output power and superior level accuracy often eliminates the need of an external amplifier for testing high power devices and minimizes test uncertainty to identify errors early in the design process. The world-class phase noise performance (typically -126 dBc/Hz @ 10 GHz carrier and 10 kHz offset) is ideal for local oscillator, low jitter clock substitution and adjacent channel selectivity tests. When testing advanced RF & microwave radar, communications, and control systems, the PSG analog signal generator delivers the performance you demand.

Generate continuous wave (CW) signals for LO substitution or swept stimulus response analysis. Optionally add AM, FM, ØM and/or pulse modulation to accurately characterize RF and microwave components and devices. Many performance enhancement options are also available to configure the signal generator to meet your specific test requirements. Tailor the PSG for today's RF and microwave test applications and easily upgrade in the future as your needs change. 

Signal Characteristics

  • 250 kHz to 20, 31.8, 40, 50 or 67 GHz, operational to 70 GHz (.001 Hz resolution), and 10 MHz to 20 GHz (Option 521 only)
  • Extendable to 75, 90, 110, 140, 170, 220, 325, or 500 GHz - Millimeter-wave source modules
  • +23 dBm @ 20 GHz, +17dBm @ 40 GHz, +14 dBm @ 67 GHz output power (typ); > +30 dBm (typ) with Option 521.
  • Industry’s best SSB phase noise Option UNY.


  • AM, FM, ØM, pulse, and scan
  • 8 ns rise/fall times and 20 ns pulse width (typ)
  • Dual internal function generators: sine, square, triangular, ramp, and noise


  • Step, list, and ramp sweep (frequency and power)
  • Source control using PSA Series Option 215
  • Agilent 8757D scalar network analyzer code compatible

Automation and Communication Interface

  • 10BaseT LAN and GPIB
  • SCPI and IVI-COM drivers
  • Backwards compatible with all PSG signal generators
007 Analog ramp sweep
008 Removable flash memory
0BW Printed copy of the assembly-level service guide
1A7 PSG Series ISO 17025 compliant calibration with test data
1CM Rackmount flange kit
1CN Front handle kit
1CP Rackmount flange and front handle kit
1E1 Step attenuator
1EA High output power
1ED Type-N (f) RF output connector
1EH Improved harmonics below 2 GHz
1EM Moves all front panel connectors to the rear panel
1EU High Output Power
1SM Scan modulation
520 Frequency range from 250 kHz to 20 GHz
521 Ultrahigh output power, frequency range from 10 MHz to 20 GHz
532 Frequency range from 250 kHz to 31.8 GHz
540 Frequency range from 250 kHz to 40 GHz
550 Frequency range from 250 kHz to 50 GHz
567 Frequency range from 250 kHz to 67 GHz
740 Material for HHP with No 1EH and UNW
741 Material for HHP with 1EH
742 Material for HHP with UNW and No 1EH
A6J PSG Series ANSI Z540 compliant calibration with test data
AB2 Chinese E8257D PSG signal generators user's guide
ABA Printed copy of the English documentation set
ABD German E8257D PSG Signal Generators User's Guide Option
ABJ Japan E8257D PSG Signal Generators User's Guide Option
C09 Moves all connectors to rear panel except for RF output
CD1 CD-ROM containing the English documentation set
H10 Replaces 1 GHz External Reference Output with 100 MHz External Reference Output
H1K 100 kHz frequency extension
H1S Provides 1 GHz IN & OUT on rear panel to improve Phase Noise performance
H30 RF upconverter
H42 Provides a unique firmware revision and Preset condition
H43 US Air Force TISS program
H44 Frequency range from 250 kHz to 43.5 GHz
H5K Provides inverted EXT1 input with 5000-ohm input impedance instead of 600 ohms
H60 Provides 65 GHz mixer with connections on rear panel
H65 Provides M9D-2065LNV mixer with two 2.4mm F connections on rear panel. RF 65GHz, LO 30GHz with doubler, 22GHz IF
HA1 Improved Phase Noise performance for AFMETCAL
HA2 Specified integrate phase noise for CW at 8.5GHz with offset from 10Hz to 1MHz
HA3 Specifies Phase Noise performance for frequency at 40 GHz
HA7 Provides plots of phase noise at 16GHz and 18GHz, and a plot of 2nd harmonics
HAR Improved Phase Noise Below 500 MHz
HCC Provides 250MHz - 10GHz In and Out on the rear panel
HEU High output power for frequency below 3.2 GHz
HNS Narrow pulse modulation to 31.8 GHz
HSM Provides scan mod to the E8257D
K45 24 inch rack mount slide kit with flange and brackets
UK6 Commercial calibration certificate and test data
UNR Enhanced phase noise performance
UNT AM, FM, phase modulation, and LF output
UNU Pulse Modulation
UNW Narrow Pulse Modulation
UNX Ultra-low phase noise performance
UNY Enhanced ultra low phase noise

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