MX12000 5.5-13GHz RF Mixer


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DS Instruments MX12000 5.5-13GHz RF Mixer

DS Instruments MX12000 5.5-13GHz RF Mixer with Integrated LO generator

DS Instruments MX12000 5.5-13GHz RF Mixer

The MX12000 is a high-performance general-purpose microwave mixer with integrated programmable wideband local oscillator. LO frequency can be set with front controls, USB commands, or the provided windows PC application. Using its ultra-low noise internal reference source the LO signal has extremely low phase noise. The MX12000 makes an extremely convenient upconverter or downconverter by eliminating the need for extra cabling and a separate bulky, expensive high-frequency signal source.

Now shipping hardware Rev8 or Rev9 depending on supply issues. (Fall 2023)

MX12000 X-band Mixer Features:

  • USB powered from Laptop, battery-pack, Smartphone Charger, PC…
  • Compact, rugged aluminum enclosure
  • Internal harmonic filtering
  • Bright and efficient OLED display
  • Simple and effective control interface
  • Industry standard virtual COM port serial commands
  • Ultra-premium gold 50-ohm 18-GHz microwave SMA ports
  • Internal precision ultra-low noise reference frequency source

RF Hybrid Mixer Specs:

  • Integrated 5.5 – 13GHz programmable local oscillator
  • IF range: 5 to 6000MHz
  • RF range: 5 – 14GHz
  • RF input P1dB > +10dBm
  • Low LO leakage:< -30 dB typical
  • LO phase noise at 6GHz (10KHz offset): -99dBc
  • LO phase noise at 12GHz (10KHz offset): -95dBc
  • Low conversion loss (6-10dB typical)
  • Return loss: > 10 dB
  • Reference source: ±280PPB 10MHz TCXO & 100MHz VCXO

Typical Mixing Applications:

  • General microwave lab applications
  • Receiver development
  • Communications applications
  • Satellite uplink / downlink testing
  • Radar systems
  • Defense / electronic warfare

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20 × 15 × 5 cm