17-GHz Oscillator Shaves Phase Noise

Jan. 5, 2011
Model PLS-17000-P100I is a phase-locked oscillator (PLO) from Phase Matrix that works with an internal 100-MHz oven-controlled crystal oscillator reference to produce low-phase-noise 17-GHz output signals. It is based on a low-noise silicon bipolar ...

Model PLS-17000-P100I is a phase-locked oscillator (PLO) from Phase Matrix that works with an internal 100-MHz oven-controlled crystal oscillator reference to produce low-phase-noise 17-GHz output signals. It is based on a low-noise silicon bipolar transistor, frequency doubler, and buffer amplifier to produce the final output frequency. The source yields at least +13 dBm output power into a 50-Ω load. The phase noise is better than -110 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz and 100 kHz from the carrier. The oscillator is supplied in a compact 2.25 x 2.25 x 0.92 in. package with coaxial connectors. The company also supplied PLOs at frequencies to 50 GHz and power levels to +30 dBm (1 W). These products are designed for use in commercial as well as high-reliability military applications.

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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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