A look inside a Marconi signal generator

A closer look at a Marconi Instruments signal generator @ jaeblog: Recently I got a Marconi Instruments 2019 signal generator, capable of generating signals from 80Khz up to 1040Mhz. It can also modulate these signals with AM, FM and more. This instrument is from the mid 80s and is, as far as I can test, […]

A two channel SI5351 signal generator

DuWayne Schmidlkofer has a nice write-up on building a two channel SI5351 signal generator: After getting the sketches written for the SI5351 board written to support multiple display types, I decided I need to write one more. Now that Pete is moving the Simpleceiver to a single conversion super-het, I will have to worry about […]

Schlumberger 4002 signal generator

Mario wrote an article on reverse engineering a Schlumberger 4002 signal generator: What I got was a Schlumberger 4002 signal generator. It ranges from 0.1 to 2160 MHz with 10-20 Hz tuning accuracy, selectable output amplitude from -138.9 dBm up to +13 dBm in 0.1 dB steps, auto-sweeping and several extras like an OCXO for stability, 20 dB […]

Teardown and repair of an Agilent E4433B ESG-D synthesized signal generator

Teardown and repair of an Agilent E4433B ESG-D synthesized signal generator: In this episode Shahriar repairs an Agilent E4433B ESG-D Synthesized Signal Generator. This 4GHz unit shows the “UNLEVEL” error for all frequencies and at all output power levels. After a close look at the system block diagram the fault is traced to the main […]

USB oscilloscope with signal generator

Jan Henrik wrote this Instructable detailing the build of his DIY USB oscilloscope with signal generator: In this project I want to show you how to make an easy and cheap USB Oscilloscope. Specifications: Price: 20$ Frequency: 2-20000HZ Resolution: 16 Bit Voltage range: +-7V / with probe +-70V Channels: 2 X-Y Mode Signal generator: Sine, Square, Triangular and Sawtooth […]

Turn a smart phone into a signal generator

Jacob Beningo has written an article detailing how to turn a smart phone into a signal generator: Signal generators are a handy thing to have around the lab. They are perfect for testing inputs on a new hardware design and verifying the behavior of a circuit before connecting all the pieces together. In recent years […]