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NC6000A/8000A Series AWGN Noise Generator

Quick Specifications

Output White Gaussian noise up to 26.5 GHz
Attenuator Range 0 to 10 dB in 1 dB steps
Impedance 50 Ohms
Typical VSWR 1.5:1
Standard connector SMA female (K female for NC6226)
Dimensions (NC6000A) 8.5" wide x 5". high x 12.25" deep
(NC8000A) 17" wide x 5.25" high x 13" deep
Power requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz, at 500 mA for the NC6000A,
1500 mA for the NC8000A
Operating temperature    -10°to +60°C

Options

Option number Description
NC6/NC8opt01 100 dB attenuator in 10 dB steps*
NC6/NC8opt02 110 dB attenuator in 1 dB steps (two attenuators)**
NC6/NC8opt03 Line power 230 VAC, 50 Hz
NC6/NC8opt04 Combiner for input signal
(6dB loss in noise and signal paths)
NC6opt06 19 in. Rack mount (NC6000 only)
17 in. wide by 3.5 in. high by 13 in. deep
NC6/NC8opt07 N female output connector
NC6/NC8opt08 BNC female output connector
NC6/NC8opt09 75-ohm output impedance (6 dB loss)
NC6/NC8opt10 Additional 1 dB attenuator in 0.1 dB steps***
NC6/NC8opt11 Custom frequency, power,
or flatness requirement****

* 60 dB for NC6124A, NC6218A, and NC6226A
** 69 dB for NC6124A, NC6218A, and NC6226A
*** N/A for NC6124, NC6218, NC6226, and NC6126
**** Consult factory for pricing and availability

Applications

  • Implementation Margin of a Satellite Communication System

    The Implementation Margin of a satellite communication system is defined as the degradation of the signal after travelling through the up and downlink equipment. In order to find this, an EbNo generator such as the Noisecom CNG-EbNo Series can first be used to carry out an IF loopback test of the modem in order to find bit error rate (BER) values at different Eb/No ratios. A plot of these values can then be compared with the theoretical curve for the digital modulation scheme being used. The resultant difference is termed the implementation loss of the modem, and this value is used as a reference level for the second part of the test, in which the implementation margin of the complete up and downlink is found.

  • Adding Analog Noises to the DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Network

    Injecting Additive White Gaussian Noise (Gaussian Noise) of varying power from Noisecom noise generators into the cable network is an effective way to assess the extent of cable network’s ability to cope with Gaussian Noise interferences of varying intensity. In this application note, we highlight area where Gaussian Noise should be added to examine its impact and uses some of the signal quality metrics to assess the health of the DOCSIS network.

  • Calculating the Max Eb/No Ratio You Can Provide with a Noisecom CNG-EbNo Unit

    Eb/No is a very important parameter for those who work with digital communication systems. Usually this term shows up while discussing bit error rate (BER) or modulation methods in a communication system.

  • Noisecom Noise on Vcc for Serial Data Communications XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    The supply voltage (Vcc) specification is a key parameter for almost all integrated circuits’ (IC) datasheets. Unless its requirements are met there is no way to know if the remaining IC specifications will be valid. Therefore before specifying the operational supply voltage range of a device, designers, verification and quality engineers use the results of extensive testing to make sure the IC meets all the specification requirements within the tested Vcc voltage range.

  • Noise Basics

    What Is Noise? All materials produce noise at a power level proportional to the physical temperature of the material. Chinese application note available.

  • Noise by the Numbers

    Learn all you need to know about what noise can do, how it is created, types of noise Noisecom provides and how to control it. It is a great resource to define your noise requirements and identify what Noisecom product or products you can use: component, module or instrument. Chinese application note available.

  • Measuring Crest Factor

    This document provides Noisecom's method of measuring crest factor of a noise source using a LeCroy Wavepro 7200 Oscilloscope. Chinese application note available.

  • Accurate Es/No for DOCSIS / CATV BER Measurements

    The Data-Over-Cable Service Radio Frequency Interface Specifications call out BER performance vs. Es/No as required tests for both the Upstream CMTS (Cable Modem Termination System) and Downstream CM (Cable Modem) receivers. Chinese application note available.

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