RF Instrument Lab


The RF lab space allows CHILL staff and students from CSU to work on their respective projects with access to the newest instrumentation.

Instrument List

The table below lists some of the instruments available at the Facility.

Instrument Manufacturer Model/Features
VNA/SA Combination Keysight N9917B FieldFox Handheld Microwave Analyzer, 18 GHz, with VNA, SA options
VNA/SA Combination Keysight N9916A FieldFox Handheld Microwave Analyzer, 14 GHz, with VNA, SA options
Spectrum Analyzer Agilent N9020A MXA Signal Analyzer 20 Hz - 13.6 GHz, Phase Noise option
Portable Spectrum Analyzer Anritsu MS2724B Spectrum Master 9 kHz - 20 GHz
Portable Spectrum Analyzer Agilent N1996A CSA Portable Signal Analyzer 3 kHz - 3 GHz, with tracking generator
Peak Power Sensor Keysight U2021XA 50 MHz - 18 GHz, USB Power Sensor
Peak Power Sensor Keysight U2022XA 50 MHz - 50 GHz, USB Power Sensor
Peak Power Meter Agilent N1912A P-Series, Dual Channel, 2x N1921A Peak Power Sensors, 50 MHz - 18 GHz
Average Power Meter Agilent E4418B Power Meter, 8481A Sensor head, 10 MHz - 18 GHz
Power sensor Agilent/HP R8486A Power Sensor, 26.5 - 40 GHz, -30 to +20 dBm, WR-28 interface
Power sensor Agilent/HP W8486A Power Sensor, 75 - 110 GHz, -30 to +20 dBm, WR-10 interface
RF Frequency Source Agilent N5181A MXG 250 kHz - 3 GHz, Pulse Modulation Option
Microwave Signal Generator Hewlett-Packard HP83623B 0.01 - 20 GHz, High power, Pulse Modulation Option
Microwave Signal Generator Hewlett-Packard HP8673A 2 GHz - 18 GHz, AM/FM/PM/Pulse Modulation Option
Microwave Signal Generator Agilent E4433B 250 kHz - 4 GHz, AM/FM/PM/Pulse/IQ Modulation Option, IQ baseband generator card
Synthesized Sweeper Hewlett-Packard HP8341B 10 MHz - 20 GHz
Microwave Frequency Counter Hewlett-Packard HP5352B 2 GHz - 46 GHz
Oscilloscope Rohde & Schwarz MXO4 Digital Oscilloscope, 1.5 GHz, 12-bit 4 ch, 5 GS/s, with active probes
Oscilloscope Tektronix MSO4054 Mixed Signal Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope, 500 MHz, 4 ch, 2.5 GS/s, 16 digital channels. Includes active probes.
Oscilloscope Tektronix TDS3034 Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope, 300 MHz, 4 ch, 2.5 GS/s
Logic Analyzer Saleae Logic16 (two 8-channel pods, 100 MHz, PC software with serial bus analysis)
Arbitrary Waveform Generator Tektronix AFG3102 Dual Channel, 1µHz - 100 MHz
Noise Source Agilent 346B Noise Source, 15 dB ENR, 2 GHz to 18 GHz
Power Supply Agilent E3610 DC Power Supply, 0-8V, 0-3A/0-18V, 0-2A
Power Supply Agilent U8001A DC Power Supply, 0-30V, 0-3A

Instrument Bench

Instrument Bench of the laboratory space, CHILL facility. Main workbench for RF and microwave instruments, with UPS-backed power, networking and ample storage space.

Soldering Station

Soldering station at the lab facilities, CSU-CHILL. The available tools include:

  • PACE ADS200 soldering station and a variety of tips
  • Weller WSP80 soldering station
  • Hot-air rework station
  • IR board preheater
  • Fume extractor
  • Stereo zoom microscope