Analog Devices, a world-class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for communication and military markets, has introduced the HMC830LP6GE, an industry-leading low noise, wide band, Fractional-N Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) with integrated Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO). It is capable of generating continuous frequencies from 25 MHz to 3000 MHz. The HMC830LP6GE features industry-leading phase noise and spurious performance across all frequencies, making it the best choice for applications that require excellent signal quality performance and high SNR.
The HMC830LP6GE also features an integrated Phase Detector (PD) and delta-sigma modulator, capable of operating at up to 100 MHz to permit wider loop-bandwidths with excellent spectral performance. With its superior performance, the HMC830LP6GE is ideal for wideband multi-carrier, multi-standard cellular base stations as it can be used in up or down conversion, as a low jitter clock LO generator, or as a tunable reference source for a spurious free performance. It is also ideal for high QAM microwave point-to-point links, software defined radios, and communications test equipment.
The HMC830LP6GE synthesizer Figure of Merit is -230 / -227 in integer and fractional modes, respectively. Double sideband RMS jitter is less than 180 fs and the noise floor is -171 dBc/Hz in fundamental mode at 2 GHz. Additionally, the maximum integer boundary spurious product is around -55 dBc when falling in-band. These specifications make the HMC830LP6GE the ultimate choice for designers looking for a single, superior performance, multi-purpose, multi-application device that can cover a wide frequency range.