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Synthesizer Slices Noise To 10 GHz

This compact frequency synthesizer tunes from 4 to 8 GHz using USB or SPI interface.

Visitors to Phase Matrix at IMS booth No. 430 should certainly ask for a demonstration of the company’s newest QuickSyn® Lite modular frequency synthesizer, model FSL-0010. Measuring just 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.8 in., this robust source provides typical output levels of +18 dBm from 0.65 to 10.0 GHz with 0.001-Hz frequency resolution. It achieves 100-microsecond switching speed under the control of USB and 30-pin SPI interfaces. The frequency synthesizer, which is equipped with SMA female reference and RF output connectors, boasts typical phase noise of -138 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from a 0.65-GHz carrier and -117 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from a 10-GHz carrier. Harmonic levels are typically -12 dBc while nonharmonic spurious levels are typically -70 dBc. The compact synthesizer can operate in either frequency sweep or list mode, in support of a variety of measurement applications.

Editor's Note: For more show coverage, be sure to visit Microwaves & RF's IMS 2013 page.

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