Thanks for the thought, but that device
doesn't hit either the frequency range or the phase noise
requirements we're looking for.
The VCO on that part
has a 10k SSB phase noise of -89dBC at 2.2GHz that's
worlds and worlds away from the -120 I'm on the hunt for.
To clarify what I'm trying to do a little I'll give
some more detail.
has pretty good phase noise performance by
taking advantage of the
. The 5663 is actually 3 different PXI modules
cabled together (LO PXI-5662, Downconverter PXI-5601, IF
Because of it's modular
nature, we can substitute our LO with a different LO with
even better phase noise performance when the measurements
call for it. Just one of those 'Damn, that's sweet!' kind
of capabilities you get with a Modular Instrument approach
to RF test.