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Miniature synthesisers available from ASD Technology

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Synergy Microwave Corporation, represented by ASD Technology in Australia and New Zealand is setting a new standard for miniature synthesisers with a resolution of 1Hz and good phase noise and good spurious suppression with its newly introduced MTS2500DS synthesiser series.

The first model introduced, the MTS2500-110250 covers the frequency range from 1100MHz to 2500MHZ. It is available in 4 versions, version one and two have 5V and 3.3V supply only and use an external reference of 10MHz or 1.6GHz respectively, the other two versions require 28V, 5V and 3.3V supply voltage and use either 10MHz or 1.6GHz references.

Housed in a small 1.95”x1.25” surface mount Rel-Pro package their features and performance match the one of much larger size synthesisers.

Typical phase noise at 1.1GHz is –90dBc at 10kHz offset and –112dBc at 100kHz offset from the carrier.

The standard model has a guaranteed lock time of <20msec but models with lock times down to <2msec can be custom designed.

Spurious suppression is typically in the 90dBc range with a guaranteed suppression of 70dBc for the worst case spurious.

Controlling the synthesiser is made easy with SMC’s standardised control interface via a standard 3.3V SPI port.

This synthesiser series is based on Synergy Microwave Corporations series of high performance and ultra-wideband VCO’s that allows fast redesign on any frequency range where a VCO is available and allows coverage of more than octave bands from 100MHz to 6GHz.

These features make the MTS2500 the ideal solution for all systems where fine step size resolution with good phase noise and spurious performance in a miniature size is required.

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