The SC5520A from SignalCore is a PXIe Frequency Synthesizer that can create a signal from 160 MHz to 40 GHz with a resolution of 1 Hz. It can generate signals with up to 15 dBm of power with a low phase noise of -136 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. The device has a switching speed of up to 750 µs and a VSWR of less than 2.8:1. It requires a DC supply voltage from 10 to 15 V and consumes up to 24 watts of power. The compact size of the SC5520A makes it an optimal module for system integration, especially in systems that require multiple channels or systems with limited available real estate.
This frequency synthesizer is available as a PXI module with a 2.92 mm K-type connector. The product meets the requirements of the various EMC standards for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use. This device is ideal for applications in communication transceivers, automotive radar and optics, and as clocks in modern-day digital data converters. The module comes with full implementation instructions, GUI, driver software, and example code.