Valon Technology LLC
The Valon 5019 frequency synthesizer

Synthesizer Spans 10 MHz to 19 GHz

Jan. 8, 2020
The Valon 5019 frequency synthesizer is ideal for wideband applications, providing +15 dBm typical output power from 10 MHz to 19 GHz.

When wideband frequency coverage is needed, few signal sources can match the tuning range of the 10-MHz-to-19-GHz Valon 5019 frequency synthesizer from Valon Technology. The synthesized signal generator employs a modular configuration with multiple phase-locked loops (PLLs) to achieve high stability with low phase noise across the near-19-GHz bandwidth. The synthesizer is a good match for many different commercial and military applications, including for test systems, point-to-point communications, and radio astronomy.

“Our synthesizers often replace laboratory generators costing many times more,” said Stuart Rumley, owner and president of Valon Technology. “We listened to our customers’ requests for a low-cost, easy-to-integrate module. The new Valon 5019 frequency synthesizer addresses all these requirements at an extremely competitive price point.”

The frequency synthesizer operates from a voltage source of +5 to +15 V dc using an efficient switching voltage regulator and generates typical output power of +15 dBm across the frequency range. It works with an external reference source, such as a clock oscillator, from 10 to 120 MHz, and can be operated from a variety of control interfaces, including USB, Ethernet, or TTL serial connections.

Phase noise ranges from −130 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from a 500-MHz carrier to −99 dBc/Hz at the same offset from a 19-GHz carrier. Tuning resolution is 10 Hz or better, and as fine as 1 Hz for frequencies from about 4.3 GHz and lower.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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