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Compact Synths Reach 67 GHz

June 3, 2014
Fast-switching frequency synthesizers provide high resolution in compact housings through 67 GHz.

The QuickSyn Lite line of frequency synthesizers from Phase Matrix (a National Instruments Company) have been extended in frequency to 67 GHz. Capable of microsecond switching speed and operating in frequency sweep and list modes, these compact frequency synthesizers measure just 4 × 4 × 0.8 in. but can perform with the majority of functions of much larger, more expensive measurement-grade signal sources. The QuickSyn Lite synthesizers are equipped with Universal Serial Bus (USB) and SPI control interfaces and can achieve frequency resolution as fine as 0.001 Hz (in lower-frequency models). For a demonstration, see them at Phase Matrix's 2014 IMS booth (No. 633).

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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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