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Series SW Compact Low Cost Broad Band Synthesizer

Applications Notes for RF oscillators Other Microwave Synthesizers

Kratos General Microwave introduces the Series SW Compact, Wide Band, Fast (50 usecs), Indirect Synthesizers offering exceptionally high performance at a low cost.

APPLICATIONS

The Series SW synthesizer has been designed to be used in applications where small size, low cost and wideband operation are important requirements. It can be used as a Signal Generator in Portable Test Equipment, as microwave source in Built In Test (BIT) subassembly or in a broad frequency range electronic system.

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.

  • Small Size: 3 x 3 x 1.28"
  • Wide Frequency Range: 0.5 to 20 GHz
  • High Resolution: 100 Hz
  • Low Cost
  • Internal Reference
Compact Low Cost Broad Band Synthesizer Series SW 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

  SPECIFICATION
PARAMETER MODEL SW0580 MODEL  SW0120   MODEL  SW0220     MODEL SW0618
1 FREQUENCY RANGE (GHz) (1)  0.5 to 8 1.25 to 20 2 to 20 6 to 18
2 ACCURACY at 25oC (ppm) (2) ±1
3 FREQUENCY AGING, (ppm/Year) (2)  ±1
4 FREQUENCY STABILITY over temperature, (ppm) (2)  ±1
5 OUTPUT POWER (dBm) +7
5.1 P.T.P VARIATION over Temp. & Freq. (dB) 6
6 SETTLING TIME, max (μsec) 100
7 SSB PHASE NOISE, max (dBc/Hz)(2)
7.1 @ 100 Hz Offset -65  -57  -57 -57
7.2 @ 1 KHz Offset -86 -78 -78 -78
7.3 @ 10 KHz Offset -93  -87  -87  -87
7.4 @ 100 KHz Offset  -93 -87 -87  -87
7.5 @ 1 MHz Offset  -93 -87 -87 -87
7.6 @ 10 MHz Offset  -130 -125 -125 -125
8 HARMONICS, typ. (dBc) -20
9 SUB-HARMONICS, max (dBc) NA
10 SPURIOUS, max (dBc) -65 -60 -60 -60
11 CONTROL Serial Control
12 FREQ. STEP SIZE, nominal LSB (khz) (1) 0.1
13 REFERENCE OSCILLATOR, External(2)  
13.1 INPUT FREQUENCY (MHz)    100
13.2    INPUT POWER (dBm)  0 ±2
14 SUPPLY VOLTAGE 
14.1 (VDC, mA) +12 ±5%, @700
14.2 (VDC, mA) -12 ±5%, @250
15 DIMENSIONS, Inches (mm) ~3 x 3 x 1 (76.2 x 76.2 x 25.4)
16 RF IN/OUT CONNECTORS SMA Female
17 CONTROL CONNECTOR MDM
18 OPERATING TEMPERATURE, (°C) -40 to +85
19 STORAGE TEMPERATURE, (°C) -65 to +125
20 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Airborne and Naval
21 LOCK DETECT OUTPUT  TTL High
(1) Other values are Optional
(2) Spec is for internal reference oscillator. The unit can be configured to work with the internal reference or with an external reference.

 

   AVAILABLE OPTIONS
   Option No.   Description
     G09               Guaranteed to meet Environmental  
                           Ratings

                     
        J3 - Pin Assignment

           

PIN
No.

FUNCTION
1  VIN positive +12V ±10%
 2  SDI (Serial Com.)
 SCLK (Serial Com.)
 STROBE (Serial Com.)
 Lock Detect
 VIN negative -12V ±10%
 For Factory Use - Do not connect
 8  For Factory Use - Do not connect9
9  GND



                                                                                                            DIMENSIONS and WEIGHT
Weight (Approx.): 250 Gr. (8.8 Oz)
DIMENSIONS IN INCHES (mm)
Dimensional Tolerances, unless otherwise indicated: .XX ±.02; .XXX ±.008