NI Microwave Component's popular QuickSyn Lite frequency synthesizers are now extended to millimeter wave. The new synthesizer modules employ the same revolutionary phase-refining technology that all QuickSyn products use to enable fast switching speed, low phase noise, compact size, and low cost. The modules are available in three popular bands—27 to 40 GHz, 50 to 67 GHz, and 76 to 82 GHz—and are designed to supply medium power output. These new products present a very cost-effective solution for applications requiring a stable and clean CW millimeter-wave source.
A QuickSyn Lite 20 GHz synthesizer unit, which mounts on top of a frequency multiplier module, provides power and control, making integration and control simple for the user, and like all QuickSyn products, serial SPI and USB control interfaces make these new millimeter-wave synthesizer modules immediately deployable by connecting to a PC and DC power source. A soft front panel allows the user to access frequency control and frequency sweep plus 32K-point LIST mode settings.
Embedded firmware allows these modules to be used as part of integrated automated test solutions, and with minimal sub-harmonics and spurious, the modules serve well as local oscillators in frequency-converter applications as well as reference-calibration frequency sources. Furthermore, because of their fast-tuning and high-resolution capabilities, they are ideal for characterizing antennas, semiconductor devices, and other components requiring acquisition of large amounts of data in a short period of time.