Microwave Journal

EM Research Announces Small Integrated SMT X-band Frequency Synthesizer

June 2, 2009

The HLX‐10000 from EM Research is a small integrated X‐band fixed-frequency synthesizer operating at 10 GHz with a 50 MHz reference. The unit features good phase noise (<‐80 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz), with high‐vibration tolerance (0 dB degradation up to 6 G’s RMS). The unit also features low spurs (<‐60 dBc), low sub‐harmonics (<‐60 dBc) and low power. The HLX‐10000 is housed in a hermetically‐sealed, surface‐mount package (0.81" x 0.81" x 0.15") and is manufactured to MIL‐STD‐883 and IPC‐A‐610 classifications. Standard operating temperature for all HLX units is ‐40°C to +85°C. Custom units can be designed from 200 MHz to over 13 GHz.

The HLX Series frequency synthesizers are ideal for military applications requiring a robust surface-mount design with exceptional performance. Typical applications include high‐resolution imaging RADAR, SAR, wideband satcom transceivers, IFF and other high‐rel military applications.