Vector Signal Generator

Block Diagram (SBD) for a generator of complex Radio Frequency signals utilizing one of two primary upconversion techniques, heterodyne or direct.

Reference Designs


Signal generators, or vector signal generators (VSGs), are used in a wide variety of applications including cellular communications, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, GPS, satellite communication, radar and electronic warfare.

TIs reference designs demonstrate high performance, low power, integrated frequency generation used in vector signal generators. TI designs also explain how to introduce various high performance amplifiers, high speed data converters and clock generators in high performance vector signal generators.

TI’s high speed converters with superior linearity, low noise, crosstalk and TI DSPs are best suited to implement the creation of baseband signal in the vector signal generators. TI’s low noise, wideband, integrated frequency synthesizers are a great choice for local oscillator generation and best suited for today’s vectors signal generators with stringent spectral purity (Phase noise, harmonics, spurs, etc.) performance requirement. TI’s ultra-low noise jitter programmable clock oscillators are an ideal choice to provide reference clock to these synthesizers. TI also offers precise power management solutions for all VSG form factor variants (benchtop, handheld and modular).

Application notes & user guides

Application Notes (3)

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HTM 9 KB 14 Oct 2008 701
HTM 8 KB 07 Oct 2008 377
HTM 8 KB 02 Jun 2008 645

User Guides (1)

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htm 8 KB 03 Feb 2011 227

Selection & solution guides

Selection Guides (3)

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PDF 5.8 MB 10 Jun 2016 50780
PDF 974 KB 10 Nov 2015 438
PDF 1.14 MB 04 Nov 2015 1272

Product bulletin & white papers

Product Bulletin (2)

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PDF 228 KB 09 Jun 2011 573
PDF 208 KB 25 Apr 2011 1027

White Papers (3)

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PDF 1014 KB 17 May 2011 791
PDF 562 KB 21 Dec 2010 680
PDF 423 KB 09 Nov 2010 1517

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