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2.7 GHz RF Synthesisers, VCOs with Integrated RF Mixers from RF Parts Australia

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article image RFFC2071 Frequency Conversion Device

RF Parts Australia  offers a new range of frequency conversion devices incorporating RF synthesisers, voltage controlled oscillators (VCO) and two high linearity RF mixers.  

The RFFC2071 is a re-configurable frequency conversion device with integrated fractional-N phased locked loop (PLL) synthesiser, VCO and two high linearity mixers.  

The fractional-N synthesiser takes advantage of an advanced sigma-delta modulator that delivers ultra-fine step sizes and low spurious products. The PLL/VCO engine combined with an external loop filter allows the user to generate local oscillator (LO) signals from 85MHz to 2700MHz.  

The LO signal is buffered and routed to the integrated RF mixers, which are used to up/down-convert frequencies ranging from 30MHz to 2700MHz. The mixer bias current is programmable and can be reduced for applications requiring lower power consumption.  

The device can be configured to work as signal sources by bypassing the integrated mixers. Device programming is achieved via a simple 3-wire serial interface.  

In addition, a unique programming mode allows up to four devices to be controlled from a common serial bus. This eliminates the need for separate chip-select control lines between each device and the host controller.  

Up to six general purpose outputs are provided, which can be used to access internal signals or to control front-end components. The device operates with a 2.7V to 3.3V power supply.  

Features:

  • 85MHz to 2700MHz LO frequency range
  • Fractional-N synthesiser with very low spurious levels
  • Typical step size 1.5Hz
  • Fully integrated low phase noise VCO and LO buffers
  • Integrated phase noise 0.18° rms at 1GHz
  • High linearity RF mixers
  • 30MHz to 2700MHz mixer frequency range
  • Input IP3 +23dBm
  • Mixer bias adjustable for low power operation
  • Full duplex mode
  • 2.7V to 3.3V power supply
  • Low current consumption
  • 3-wire or 4-wire serial interface

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