Microwave Journal

EM Research Features Miniature Frequency Synthesizers

June 5, 2009

EM Research announced it will feature the SLX and LX Series of miniature frequency synthesizers that are custom‐designed to utilize 3 or 3.3 V inputs to meet the stringent low power consumption requirements of short range and battery powered wireless systems. The SLX and LX units feature extremely low power consumption (900 MHz, +3 V at 15 mA, typical) and typical power outputs of ‐5 dBm (up to +7 dBm, optional). The units also feature low spurious, low harmonics and exceptionally low phase noise. Available with operating temperature ranges of ‐40° to +85°C, the units are designed as cost‐effective, surface‐mount packages and can be fixed‐frequency or programmable in bands from 50 MHz to 6 GHz, with extremely low phase noise (<‐110 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset, at 400 MHz). The SLX units are housed in an ultra‐miniature surface‐mount package of 0.5" x 0.5" x 0.15" (12.7 x 12.7 x 3.8 mm), while the LX is housed in a slightly larger package of 0.75" x 0.75" x 0.15" (19 x 19 x 3.8 mm). The SLX and LX are supplied in high‐volume on tape‐and‐reel.

Typical applications include: Wireless receivers and transmitters, RF transceivers, WLAN, CATV, DA/AD converters, base stations, ISM band, short range devices, wireless sensors, automatic meter‐reading and other battery powered wireless systems.