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PSG/MXG Trigger Out vs. Source Settled

Question asked by jmurphy on Jun 24, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2010 by tabbott
What are the typical use cases for PSG/MXG Trigger Out vs. Source Settled outputs in antenna ranges.  In an antenna application a list of frequencies is set up on the source and synchronized with a receiver (e.g. PNA-X).

Could you give me some background on the differences between the TRIG OUT and SOURCE SETTLED outputs on the PSG/MXG so I can better understand the differences and the appropriate use cases for each?

Are these ports used for backwards compatibility with older signal generators?

If I set up a list sweep with 100 frequencies, do I expect 100 source settled pulses for each frequency point and also 100 trigger outputs?  The polarities of these outputs are reversed.  What are the other differences?