Wideband synthesiser helps cut BoM costs

28th October 2019
Mick Elliott

A wideband synthesiser with an integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) from Analog Devices is in stock at Mouser Electronics. The ADF5610’s performance and flexibility make it ideal for diverse market applications such as aerospace and defence, wireless infrastructure, microwave point-to-point links, electronic test and measurement, and satellite terminals.

The wideband fractional-N synthesiser that generates RF outputs from 57MHz to 14.6GHz and offers very low phase noise performance.

Compared to solutions that require multiple narrowband GaAs voltage controlled oscillators and phase-locked loops (PLLs), the ADF5610 offers 50% less power dissipation, smaller footprint, and simpler architecture, which translates into bill of materials cost savings and reduced time to market.

Developed on Analog Devices’ proprietary advanced silicon-germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS process, the ADF5610 enables low bit error rates. The integrated phase-locked loop (PLL) function provides fast frequency hopping and lock times (less than 50 μs when configured properly, including an appropriate loop filter).

The ADF5610 is fully supported by the ADIsimPLL, Analog Devices' comprehensive and easy-to-use PLL synthesizer design and simulation tool for assessing phase noise, lock time, jitter and other design considerations. The device is also customer programmable through the use of integrated SPI interface and control software.

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