RF Synthesiser

RF Synthesiser


The Laplace Synthesisers cover both conducted and radiated RF immunity test requirements. The frequency coverage extends from 100KHz to 230MHz for conducted tests and 30MHz - 6GHz for radiated tests. They are all controlled from the users PC via a USB link, and powerful Windows software is included to enable the user to control all the parameters of the test, to monitor the test in progress, and to view the results.

Key Points

Software Details

The RFSynth software will run under any version of Windows from XP to Win 10. It allows the following parameters to be set:

It includes facilities to load calibration data for the test cell, field probe or CDN as appropriate. Outputs include:

Product Specification

 Frequency range 30MHz—3GHz (RF6000 to 6GHz)
Frequency step 0.1% to 5% of current value 
 Output Level -60dBm  to 0dBm   (carrier signal) 
 Indication Bargraph indication of level
 THD (worst case) 10%
 Modulation 1KHz sine, 80%  AM modulation
 200Hz, 10Hz & 1Hz pulsed. 100% level
 Ext. feedback probe

 LaplaCell:    0-2.5V
Calibration via PC software
Optional RS232 input

 Connector 8 pin circular DIN
 Other chamber

 Field sensor probe EP-600 models or Radisense types via  fibre optic
interface (synthesiser option –RH)

 RF Output connector BNC
 Control Mode Open loop (Pre-scanned) or closed loop. (Software selectable)
 EUT status Volt free contact relay input
 Fault modes Stop, pause, continue
 Connector 3 pin circular DIN
 EUT prompt 4 pole c/o volt free contacts
 Modes Pulsed, Continuous, off


RF Synthesiser is an optional extra for the following products:

Test cells (LaplaCell)
RF Power Amplifiers
Ophir Power Amplifiers

RF Synthesiser appears in the following kits:


Associated Downloads

Data sheet - RF Synthesiser for IEC61000-4-3
User manual - Synthesisers - User manual for the RF3000 synthesisers
RF3000 software - PC software for radiated RF immunity testing
RF1000 (RS232 only) - Application software for the serial (RS232) port version


Standard test screen

Standard test screen