9.8GHz RF CW Signal Generator Using Integrated Synthesizer With Spur Reduction Reference Design


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This design is a 9.8-GHz wideband, low-phase noise, integrated continuous wave (CW) RF signal generator with versatile spur reduction technique. The output level can be programmed from -32 dBm to 14.5 dBm in 0.5-dB steps. This signal generator can be used as local oscillator for applications, such as analog and vector signal generator, and can also be used as a clock generator for RF ADCs. The TIDA-00626 can be controlled from any PC via the TI USB2ANY interface and also using the microcontroller MSP430F5529 launch pad.

  • Integrated wideband frequency synthesizer with output range of 0.02 GHz to 9.8 GHz
  • Excellent phase-noise performance; synthesizer phase noise at 6 GHz, -110 dBc/Hz at 100-KHz offset, -132 dBc/Hz at 1-MHz offset
  • Low-noise synthesizer, in-band spurs (-75 dBc)
  • Programmable output level 14.5 dBm to -32 dBm, 0.5-dB steps
  • Versatile boundary spurs reduction using LMK61E2
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDRL41A.PDF (1043 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDRL48.PDF (60 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDRL49A.PDF (474 K)

Detailed overview of design layout for component placement

TIDRL51A.ZIP (3232 K)

Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDCC11A.ZIP (1976 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDRL50A.PDF (3487 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


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* Design guide 9.8GHz RF CW Signal Generator Using Integrated Synthesizer Design Guide (Rev. A) May 08, 2016

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