Computer Controlled Frequency Synthesizer from 0.5 to 20 GHz

AtlanTecRF has launched new miniature frequency synthesizer that operates from 0.5 to 20 GHz. The new ASY-0050-2000 compact synthesiser requires minimum set-up and can be controlled using an easy to use GUI via a RS485 port.

The frequency synthesiser has a 1KHz step size, +/-0.5ppm frequency stability over a -10 to +70 degree C operating temperature range. As an option to the internal TXCO reference, units can be supplied with an input for an external 10 MHz system reference of 0+/-3 dBm and with which the synthesiser takes on the system frequency stability.

In terms of spectral purity, the new model boasts typical phase noise of -85 dBc / Hz at 10 Hz offset in the 500 MHz end of its spectrum and -120 dBc / Hz at 10 MHz offset at the opposite 20 GHz end.

The ASY-0050-2000 operates from a +5.0 V DC supply, drawing just 1 amp of current. Frequency switching time is 5 milliseconds maximum and there is a PLL lock alarm of TTL high for locked. The RF output and reference input connectors are SMA female and DC connection is via robust solder filter-cons.

This ultra broadband frequency synthesiser is available in a 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 inch housing and is currently available from stock from AtlanTecRF.