- Jan 1, 1970
Could someone please straighten me out. What is a tracking generator?
I know they go with spectrum analyzers, and I have always just assumed
they were a controlled swept oscillator or something like that. What
is their primary function? The reason I ask is I have to run through
an adjustment procedure on a spec an, and I need to tune a bandpass
filter, and it calls out for a tracking generator. We unfortunantely
don't have one, so I'm trying to find out what they actually do and
can't find much on google. Is something that a sig generator in sweep
mode could accomplish (i.e. an 8660...) I'm sorry for the vagueness
of my question, and will give more info if necessary.
AFAIK (which is not a lot on this subject) it's a sig gen in sweep
mode that's synchronized to its complimentary receiver.