Analog Devices recently launched the ADF5356, which is a 13.6-GHz next-generation wideband synthesizer with integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO). The ADF5356 is well suited for a variety of applications, including wireless infrastructure, microwave point-to-point links, electronic test and measurement, and satellite terminals. The ADF4356 is a complimentary synthesizer product that operates to 6.8 GHz and is comparable in performance.
The ADF5356/4356’s features, specs, and benefits:
- Generate RF outputs from 53.125 MHz to 13.6 GHz without gaps in frequency coverage
- Offer superior PLL figures of merit (FOM), ultra-low VCO phase noise, very low integer-boundary and phase-detector spurs, and high phase-comparison frequency.
- Feature VCO phase noise (–113 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset at 5 GHz) with integrated RMS jitter of just 97 fs (1 kHz to 20 MHz) and integer-channel noise floor of –227 dBc/Hz.
- Phase detector spurious levels are below –85 dBc (typical), and the phase detector comparison frequency can be as high as 125 MHz.
- Fully supported by the ADIsimPLL, which is Analog Devices’s easy-to-use PLL synthesizer design and simulation tool. The synthesizers are pin-compatible with Analog Devices’s existing ADF5355 and ADF4355 devices.
- Specified over the –40°C to 85°C range.
- Operate from nominal 3.3-V analog and digital power supplies as well as 5-V charge-pump and VCO supplies
- Features 1.8-V logic-level compatibility.
The ADF5356 costs $39.98 in 1,000-unit quantities. The ADF4356 costs $20.36 in 1,000-piece quantities. The EV-ADF5356SD1Z pre-release boards cost $450 each.
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