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Signal Generator frequency sweep rate

Question asked by ytesfai on Jun 5, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 6, 2012 by tabbott

I have an old E4438C and have it setup to sweep frequencies in a range of 40MHz (from 5202MHz, 5241MHz) in steps of 1MHz. I have it setup for it to dwell at each frequency for 5ms. When I look at the signal though the dwell period doesn't seem to be constant and is more like 12ms rather than the 5ms that I have configured.

What are the limits for how small the dwell time can be and is there a spec for the variation of that time between dwells?

Thanks in advance