Holzworth Introduces New Multi-Channel RF Synthesizer Series for High Performance Applications

Holzworth, a Wireless Telecom Group company has introduced a new series of high-performance Multi-Channel RF frequency synthesizers from 10 MHz to 40 GHz. The new HSY RF Synthesizers incorporate a YIG based (Yttrium Iron Garnett), multi-loop PLL architecture that dramatically increases the performance beyond that of current Holzworth RF synthesizers in terms of phase noise and spectral purity and also increase channel-to-channel phase coherency and stability.

Packaged in a unique, compact, industry leading high channel density form-factor, the new HSY RF Synthesizers include a new signal generation architecture that provide industry leading phase noise and spectral purity from 10 MHz to 40 GHz. This new performance breakthrough combined with the Holzworth high channel density form factor makes the HSY Series the ideal solution for multi-channel applications such as semiconductor manufacturing, quantum computing and radar test systems where phase coherency and signal purity are critical.

“The HSY Series demonstrates our ongoing commitment to continue pushing the limits of what is possible with RF synthesis architectures and maintaining the highest channel densities available on the market. The new synthesizer matches or surpasses best in industry specifications all within a compact, multi-channel chassis,” says Joe Koebel, VP of Business Development at Holzworth.

The HSY RF Synthesizers is part of the Holzworth “Custom COTS” platform (Custom Commercial Off-The-Shelf) which allows for optimal application specific configurations where the customer can specify a unit to be built with anywhere from 1 to 4 independently tunable channels, as well as the frequency range of each factory loaded channel. Channel frequency options cover 10 MHz – 3 GHz, 6 GHz, 12 GHz, 24 GHz and 40 GHz.

The flexible platform provides a 1mHz frequency tuning resolution and calibrated output power dynamic range settings available from -110 to +20 dBm in 0.01 dB steps, while also providing 360 degrees of relative phase offset on each channel. The primary focus of the design was phase noise performance, resulting in -128 dBc/Hz (6 GHz, 20 kHz offset), -123 dBc/Hz (12 GHz, 20 kHz offset), -118 dBc/Hz (24 GHz, 20 kHz offset), and -112 dBc/Hz (40 GHz, 20 kHz offset).

Holzworth's high-performance RF synthesizers, phase noise analyzers, and peripheral components are relied upon to meet the current and emerging test and measurement needs in semiconductor ATE systems, quantum computing and AI systems, military/aerospace ATE and calibration systems, OEM integrations, and benchtop applications. Holzworth products are designed for ultra-low phase noise performance while delivering proven accuracy, high reliability, automation, flexibility, and optimal performance-to-price ratios.

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