Phase locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers for electronic warfare (EW) introduced by Fairview

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Fairview Microwave Inc. in Lewisville, Texas, is introducing a line of USB-controlled, phase locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers for electronic warfare (EW), signal generators, benchtop test and measurement, and microwave radios.

Dec 11th, 2017
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Fairview Microwave Inc. in Lewisville, Texas, is introducing a line of USB-controlled, phase locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers for electronic warfare (EW), signal generators, benchtop test and measurement, and microwave radios.

In RF and Microwave communications systems where signal integrity is priority, PLL synthesizers offer superior frequency stability and accuracy with exceptional phase noise characteristics that allow components in the signal chain to perform at their optimal levels, Fairview officials say.

Fairview's six PLL frequency synthesizer models are compact, rugged, SMA-connectorized designs that support USB 2.0 interface with a PC computer supplying DC power and GUI command control.

They cover frequency bands from 25 MHz to 27 GHz. These models deliver output attenuation adjustable to 50 dB in 1 dB steps and high output power levels ranging from +10 dBm to +19 dBm typical. Phase noise is as low as -108 dBc/Hz at 100 MHz offset and phase locked speed is 1 msec typical.

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These synthesizer models also feature a 50 MHz internal frequency source and optional external reference with supplied cable. Frequency resolution can be adjusted using either integer (default) or fractional modes with resolution to a step size down to 1 MHz.

Modules support RF power disable, phase locking and unlocking, and functional LED indicators that confirm a USB connection. These PLL frequency synthesizers are RoHS and Reach compliant and are classified as EAR99.

For more information contact Fairview Microwave online at www.fairviewmicrowave.com.

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