The Fluke 6160B Frequency Synthesizer is the industry’s most
popular VHF synthesizer because of its high spectral purity.
It produces frequencies from 1 MHz to 160 MHz in two ranges:
1 MHz to 12 MHz and 10 MHz to 160 MHz. Frequency resolution
is 0.1 Hz on the 12 MHz range and 1.0 Hz on the 160 MHz range.
A unique feature of the 6160B is that the highest
internally-generated frequency is that of the output VCO,
i.e., 80 to 160 MHz. This makes servicing easier, and
eliminates UHF EMC problems. Since the output VCO operates
from 80 to 160 MHz, frequency division is employed for
coverage of lower frequencies. This results in improved
spurious specifications for frequencies lower than 80 MHz.
Phase noise is similarly reduced for lower bands.
Built-in remote programming is DTL/TTL, BCD, positive true
logic or by contact closures. Programming of frequency is
via 34 parallel lines, and a remote flag and power flag are
provided. Switching is fast, output level is electrically
adjustable. Compatibility with GPIB/IEEE-488*- 1978 is
achieved using the Fluke 1120A Translator and 6XXXA-529