LMX2594

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15-GHz wideband PLLatinum™ RF synthesizer with phase synchronization and JESD204B support

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Parameters

Integrated VCO Yes Output frequency (Min) (MHz) 10 Output frequency (Max) (MHz) 15000 Normalized PLL phase noise (dBc/Hz) -236 Current consumption (mA) 340 1/f noise (10-kHz offset at 1-GHz carrier) (dBc/Hz) -129 open-in-new Find other RF PLLs & synthesizers

Package | Pins | Size

VQFN (RHA) 40 36 mm² 6 x 6 open-in-new Find other RF PLLs & synthesizers

Features

  • 10-MHz to 15-GHz output frequency
  • –110 dBc/Hz phase noise at 100-kHz offset with 15-GHz carrier
  • 45-fs rms jitter at 7.5 GHz (100 Hz to 100 MHz)
  • Programmable output power
  • PLL key specifications
    • Figure of merit: –236 dBc/Hz
    • Normalized 1/f noise: –129 dBc/Hz
    • High phase detector frequency
      • 400-MHz integer mode
      • 300-MHz fractional mode
    • 32-bit fractional-N divider
  • Remove integer boundary spurs with programmable input multiplier
  • Synchronization of output phase across multiple devices
  • Support for SYSREF with 9-ps resolution programmable delay
  • Frequency ramp and chirp generation ability for FMCW applications
  • < 20-µs VCO calibration speed
  • 3.3-V single power supply operation
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Description

The LMX2594 is a high-performance, wideband synthesizer that can generate any frequency from 10 MHz to 15 GHz without using an internal doubler, thus eliminating the need for sub-harmonic filters. The high-performance PLL with figure of merit of –236 dBc/Hz and high-phase detector frequency can attain very low in-band noise and integrated jitter. The high-speed N-divider has no pre-divider, thus significantly reducing the amplitude and number of spurs. There is also a programmable input multiplier to mitigate integer boundary spurs.

The LMX2594 allows users to synchronize the output of multiple devices and also enables applications that need deterministic delay between input and output. A frequency ramp generator can synthesize up to two segments of ramp in an automatic ramp generation option or a manual option for maximum flexibility. The fast calibration algorithm allows changing frequencies faster than 20 µs. The LMX2594 adds support for generating or repeating SYSREF (compliant to JESD204B standard) designed for low-noise clock sources in high-speed data converters. A fine delay adjustment (9-ps resolution) is provided in this configuration to account for delay differences of board traces.

The output drivers within LMX2594 deliver output power as high as 7 dBm at 15-GHz carrier frequency. The device runs from a single 3.3-V supply and has integrated LDOs that eliminate the need for on-board low noise LDOs.

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Technical documentation

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD Download
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Description

The LMX2594EVM evaluation module is for the LMX2594 device. The LMX2594 device is the first PLL with an integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) in the industry to get fundamental VCO output up to 15 GHz. The industry leading PLL figure of merit (FOM) is –236 dBc/Hz (...)

Features
  • 10-MHz to 15-GHz output frequency 
  • –110-dBc/Hz phase noise at 100-kHz offset with 15-GHz carrier
  • 45-fs rms jitter at 7.5 GHz (100 Hz to 100 MHz) 
  • Two differential outputs with programmable output power up to 7 dBm at 15 GHz 
  • A complete circuit for the synthesizer that is optimized and tested for (...)

Software development

APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORK Download
Texas Instruments PLLatinum Simulator Tool
PLLATINUMSIM-SW The PLLATINUMSIM-SW simulator tool lets you create detailed designs and simulations of our PLLATINUM™ integrated circuits which include the LMX series of PLLs and synthesizers.
Features
  • Part selection based on current, cost, phase noise and package
  • Filter design up for passive and active filters up to 4th-order
  • Simulation of phase noise including PLL, fractional engine, voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), input, dividers, and loop filter
  • Simulation of spurs including phase detector (...)
APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORK Download
Texas Instruments Clocks and Synthesizers (TICS) Pro Software
TICSPRO-SW The TICS Pro software is used to program the evaluation modules (EVMs) for device numbers with these prefixes: CDC, LMK and LMX. These devices include PLLs and voltage-controlled oscillators (PLL+VCO), synthesizers and clocking devices.
Features
  • Program EVMs through the USB2ANY Interface Adaptor or onboard USB interface.
  • Export programming configurations for use in end application.

Design tools & simulation

SIMULATION MODEL Download
SNAM206.ZIP (44 KB) - IBIS Model
DESIGN TOOL Download
Clock tree architect programming software
CLOCK-TREE-ARCHITECT Clock tree architect is a clock tree synthesis tool that streamlines your design process by generating clock tree solutions based on your system requirements. The tool pulls data from an extensive database of clocking products to generate a system-level multi-chip clocking solution.
Features
  • Accepts customer specific design requirements such as input frequencies, output frequencies, clock formats and clock counts
  • Generates clock trees by taking into account a variety of advanced specifications, such as noise floor and phase determinism requirements
  • Presents clear and intuitive block (...)
CAD/CAE SYMBOL Download
SNAR037.ZIP (899 KB)
CAD/CAE SYMBOL Download
SNAR038.ZIP (3058 KB)
GERBER FILE Download
SNAC084.ZIP (3967 KB)

Reference designs

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