Products - PHS8300 M

The PHS8340 family has superseded the PGS8300 family. We will continue to accept orders for the PHS8300 family from customers who have purchased these units in the past until the end of 2016. The PHS8340 not only has lower phase noise and broader band performance, it also has a faster USB and SPI interface.

The 8300M Systems Module Synthesizer is part of Pronghorn’s 8300 family of microwave synthesizers which cover the frequency range of 10 MHz to 18 GHz. The 8300M is the world’s smallest and lightest instrument grade 18 GHz synthesizer. In addition to the Systems Module solution, the family includes a Bench Top model (8300B) and a Handheld model (8300H). Any programs written to control the Hand Held or Bench Top models are 100% compatible with the System Module which has been designed to be used in automated manufacturing test systems or in embedded systems that need a computer controlled broad band synthesizer. The 8300 series can be ordered with an upper frequency of 6 GHz, 9 GHz, or 18 GHz.

Systems Module Synthesizer 10 MHz – 18.0 GHz

The 8300M has been designed to handle a multiplicity of user applications at the lowest cost with no sacrifice in performance. It’s USB and SPI interfaces plus Labview® and IVI compatibility make the 8300M an ideal component in automated test systems.

The built in TCXO provides excellent stability and will satisfy the most stringent test applications. The external reference option allows the test engineer additional flexibility. The phase noise, spurious, and harmonic output performance are comparable to instrument synthesizers that are 10 times heavier and cost many times as much. The 8300M’s size and power consumption are ideal for automated test systems.


  • Frequency Range 10 MHz to 18 GHz
  • Power output > 5 dBm
  • 2 Hz Frequency Resolution
  • Synthesized Frequency Sweep
  • Digital Power Sweep
  • Excellent Phase Noise, Spurious & Stability
  • Excellent Harmonics and Subharmonics
  • Lab Instrument Class performance
  • USB and Front Panel Control
  • Labview, IVI compatibility
  • Battery option, with 2+ hours of operation
  • Weight < 1lb
  • Economical
  • Digital Level Control


  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Embedded Systems
  • Automatic Test Systems
  • Laboratory Applications
  • Amplifier and other Component Testing
  • Multi-Tone Tests
  • Power Amplifier Testing
  • Production Testing