USB Synthesizer Extends To 9 GHz

July 25, 2012
Model PHS 3000 is a Universal Serial Bus (USB) -controlled high-performance frequency synthesizer from newcomer Pronghorn Solutions LLC.

Model PHS 3000 is a Universal Serial Bus (USB) -controlled high-performance frequency synthesizer from newcomer Pronghorn Solutions LLC. It tunes from 150 MHz to 9 GHz with output levels of better than +10 dBm through 6 GHz and switching speed of better than 500 μs. It achieves excellent spectral purity, with phase noise of -92 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from a 2.5-GHz carrier and -110 dBc/Hz offset 100 kHz from the same.

A battery option provides up to 4 hours of operating time, and allows the instrument to be fully recharged within only 30 minutes. For those needing less bandwidth, versions of the PHS 3000 synthesizer are available for subsets of the 150-MHz-to-9-GHz range. All PHS 3000 synthesizer models weigh around 2 lbs. (0.91 kg).

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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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