Signal generation is the start and finish for many electronic defense-oriented systems. High-frequency signals with low noise and high stability are needed for transmit and receive functions, with performance that remains consistent even after the abuse that takes place in rugged military environments. Fortunately, the 435-36105 frequency synthesizer from Cobham Microelectronic Solutions, a member of the company’s 1018 series of signal sources, is built for the field rather than the laboratory.
The signal source covers a frequency range from 0.45 to 18.25 GHz in 10-MHz steps with at least +3 dBm output power across the frequency range. It is built to operate under the conditions of shock, vibration, and temperature typically found in severe military environments. The design is modular, incorporates custom-designed filters, and can be customized if needed. Cobham has a long history of providing optimized solutions for challenging applications.