We develop and characterize a modulated-signal source for use at millimeter-wave frequencies. Components within the source are phase locked by a 10 GHz reference source to minimize drift and improve synchronization. The complex frequency response of the source is characterized with a calibrated sampling oscilloscope. We illustrate use of the source by determining the phase error of a vector signal analyzer.
Proceedings Title: IEEE International Microwave Symposium Digest
Conference Dates: June 3-6, 2013
Conference Location: Seattle, WA
Pub Type: Conferences
Microwave measurement, millimeter-wave source, modulated signal, sampling oscilloscope, wireless system.