HMS1010 / 3010: Tracking generator (ID #577)
The signal output of the tracking generator of the HMS1010 / 3010 shows no "true" sine wave signal. The output signal of the TG is generally not sinusoidal in even spectrum analyzers from other manufacturers.
A generator which can generate a uniform sinusoidal signal from 5MHz to 1GHz/3GHz, is on the one hand more expensive and on the other hand not absolutely necessary to provide the desired function. The shape of the signal output is frequency dependend. For the "interpretation" at the input of the HMS does not require a sinusoidal signal curve.
Through the reduction of the TG output signal to the input and the use of HMS (view in relation) narrow-band filter, neither the shape nor the signal harmonics of the signal are evaluated. The correct function of the TG by using the HMS is ensured at any time.