Synthesizer Switches In Under 1 s

Feb. 13, 2008
Thanks to its fast switching speeds, a frequency synthesizer can be used as a narrow to wideband signal source as well as a programmed test source for digital radio, satcom, radar, and other communications equipment. The MBS-3300 narrowband programmed ...

Thanks to its fast switching speeds, a frequency synthesizer can be used as a narrow to wideband signal source as well as a programmed test source for digital radio, satcom, radar, and other communications equipment. The MBS-3300 narrowband programmed test source flaunts switching speeds of less than 1 s and less than 1 s delay. Custom bands up to 6600 MHz and step sizes down to 1 kHz also are available. The synthesizer offers low power consumption and low phase-noise characteristics of -110 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset from the carrier. It also boasts phase-coherent switching and parallel binary frequency control. The MBS-3300 operates at a temperature range of -30 to +70C and a supply voltage of +5 V at 500 mA typical.

EM Research, Inc., P.O. Box 10430, Reno, NV 89510-0430; (775) 345-2411, FAX: (775) 345-1030, Internet: www.emresearch.com.

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Nancy Friedrich began her career in technical publishing in 1998. After a stint with sister publication Electronic Design as Chief Copy Editor, Nancy worked as Managing Editor of Embedded Systems Development. She then became a Technology Editor at Wireless Systems Design, an offshoot of Microwaves & RF. Nancy has called the microwave space “home” since 2005.

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