Comparison of RF Products

MOGLabs offers a variety of versatile RF sources for laboratory applications. With robust input/output protection, they are well suited to drive acousto-optic modulators for common optical experimental tasks such as laser frequency shifting, intensity stabilisation and pulse generation.

  • XRF: Flagship RF source with large frequency range, high-bandwidth modulation options, flexible I/O, and fast table mode under FPGA control. Intended for shaped-pulse generation, IQ-modulation, and automated experiment execution.
  • QRF: Computer-controlled RF source provides a subset of XRF features at low cost per channel. Intended for single tone generation, drift compensation, intensity stabilisation and simple table execution.

The table below compares the primary features. Please consult individual product specifications for more details when deciding which product is right for you.

XRF QRF
Number of channels 2 4
Cost per channel (USD) $4.0k (XRF) <$1k (241)
<$750 (041)
Max output power +36 dBm (421)
+16 dBm (021)
+33 dBm (241)
+10 dBm (041)
RF source DDS (AD9910) DDS (AD9959)
Frequency range 20 - 400 MHz 10 - 200 MHz
Internal reference 20 MHz TCXO 25 MHz TCXO
Computer control Ethernet, USB Ethernet, USB
Frequency control 32-bit (0.23 Hz steps) 32-bit (0.12 Hz steps)
Amplitude control 12-bit 10-bit
Phase control 16-bit 14-bit
TTL on/off time <40 ns <40 ns
Primary modulation AM/FM/PM at 10 MHz AM/FM/PM at 100 kHz
Secondary modulation AM/FM/PM at 1 MHz N/A
Integrated PID Yes Yes
Table mode step 16 ns (1 parameter) / 1us 10 us
Digital I/O 16 high-speed I/O lines N/A