Microwave Electronics Products

Microwave Synthesizer: SERIES SF60

Application Notes for Microwave Oscillators

Series SF60 Low Phase Noise Fast Indirect Synthesizer

KRATOS General Microwave has developed the series SF60 fast, broadband, low phase noise and small size synthesizer, to meet the needs of a general purpose fast synthesizer for applications such as Signal Generators and Automatic Test Equipment at an affordable price.

SIMULATOR AND TEST SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS

For military applications, this synthesizer requires option G09 to comply with Military Standards. The specific environmental MIL STD requirements as well as the EMI/RFI specifications should be provided by the customer.

Series SF60 Microwave Synthesizer Output Power 
  • High Speed: 1μSec
  • Wide Frequency range: 2 to 18 GHz
  • Low Phase Noise
  • Small Size
  • High Reliability
  • Severe Environmental Conditions
Microwave Synthesizer Series SF60 
Microwave Synthesizer Series SF60 Settling Time 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

 

SPECIFICATION

PARAMETER

MODEL SF6053 

MODEL SF6218

 MODEL SF6219

 1

FREQUENCY RANGE (GHz()

0.5 to 3(1)

2 to 18(1)

 2 to 19(1)

 2

ACCURACY

Same (PPM) as of the reference crystal oscillator

 3

FREQUENCY AGING

Same (PPM) as of the reference crystal oscillator

 4

OUTPUT POWER

 4.1

     Min. (dBm) (1)

10

 4.2

    Variation, over frequency and
    temperature, max. (dB)

±2.5

 5

SETTLING TIME(6), max. (μsec)

1

 6

SSB PHASE NOISE, max (dBc/Hz)

 6.1

   @ 100 Hz Offset (2) 

-77

 6.2

   @ 1 kHz Offset (2) 

-90

-90

 -90(4)

 6.3

   @ 10 kHz Offset (2)  

-110

-100

 -100(4)

 6.4

   @ 100 kHz Offset (2) 

-115

-105

 -105(4)

 6.5

   @ 1 MHz Offset  

-115

-105

 -105(4)

 6.6

   @ 10 MHz Offset  

-120

-110

 -110(4)

 7

HARMONICS, max (dBc)

-20

 8

SUB-HARMONICS, max (dBc)

-50

 9

SPURIOUS, max (dBc) (1)

-50

-50

 -50(4)

10

PULLING @ VSWR 2:1 max (kHz)

<1

11

PUSHING, max (kHz/V)

±1

12

FREQUENCY Control

21 BITS (PARALLEL)

13

FREQUENCY STEP SIZE, nominal LSB (KHz) (1)

10

14

REFERENCE CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR - EXTERNAL (3) 

14.1 

 INPUT FREQUENCY, (MHz) (5) 

 100

14.2

     INPUT POWER, (dBm)  

 0  ±2

15

POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENT, (mA):

15.1

     +12V  ±5%

 1,800 

15.2 

     - 12V  ±5%

 300

15.3

     +5V  ±5%

 1,500 

16 

POWER CONSUMPTION, max. (W) 

30 

17

OPERATING TEMPERATURE (Deg. C) (1) 

-20 to +70 

18 

OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS 

APPLICABLE FOR AIRBORNE APPLICATIONS 

19

DIMENSIONS

6 x 6 x1.1"   152.4 x 152.4 x 27.9 mm

  1. Other Parameters are Optional
  2. With an external reference oscillator with the following phase noise, dBc:
    • @100 Hz Offset: -125
    • @ 1 kHz Offset: -150
    • @ 10 kHz Offset: -165
    • @ 100 kHz Offset: -165
  3. Internal Reference Optional
  4. Degrated by 3 dB @ 18 to 19 GHz
  5. 10 MHz Optional
  6. To within ±1 MHz from the final frequency
ENVIRONMENTAL RATINGS
Storage Temperature .............. -40° to +120°C
Mechanical Shock ....................

MIL-STD-810C, Method 516.2 Procedure I
Random Vibration .....................

MIL-STD-810C, Method 514.2, Figure 514.2-5, Curve AG, 9.3 Grms
Humidity .....................................

MIL-STD-810E, Method 507.3 Procedure III
Altitude ..................................... 50,000 feet
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
Option No. Description
G01 Internal Reference Oscillator
G02 Operating Temperature Range: -40 to +85 Deg.C.
G08 10 MHz Reference
G09
Meeting the Specified Environmental Ratings

DIMENSIONS and WEIGHT

Microwave Synthesizer Model SF6218 Dimensions and Weights
Weight (Approx.): 1,0 Kg (2.2 Pounds)