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Analog Devices Debuts Industry’s Highest Performing 13 GHz PLL Synthesizer

June 18, 2012 Press Release Visit Analog Devices

- Phase detector on the new ADF4159 can operate up to 110 MHz and consumes less than 100 mW; includes high resolution 25-bit fractional-N modulus and on chip FMCW ramp generation.

IMS2012 International Microwave Symposium

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, today announced the industry’s highest performance 13 GHz PLL synthesizer. The ADF4159 achieves breakthrough phase detector operating frequency of 110 MHz and simultaneously consumes less than 100 mW of power, which is 5 times less than competitive solutions. In addition, the ADF4159 contains a 25-bit fixed modulus as well as on-chip functionality to generate highly linear ramp profiles, making it an ideal solution for Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar applications, including automotive radar systems, microwave Point-to-Point (PtP) systems, communications instrumentation and test equipment.

Analog Devices Debuts Industry’s Highest Performing 13 GHz PLL SynthesizerDownload the ADF4159 datasheet: http://www.analog.com/adf4159
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“Designers of FMCW radar systems, microwave Point-to-Point communications and test equipment require high frequency solutions that are capable of operating in very high phase detector frequencies without any sacrifice in power consumption,” said Peter Real, vice president, Linear and RF Group, Analog Devices, Inc. “As the latest member of ADI’s leading family of PLL synthesizers, the ADF4159 represents an ideal solution for these applications by delivering best-in-class phase-detector frequency of operation and power consumption.”

Featured in Analog Devices Booth #1725, the ADF4159 Fractional-N PLL Synthesizer consists of a low-noise digital phase frequency detector (PFD), precision charge pump and a programmable reference divider. It can be used to implement frequency shift keying (FSK) and phase shift keying (PSK) modulation. There are also a number of frequency sweep modes available, which generate various waveforms in the frequency domain, such as sawtooth and triangular waveforms. The ADF4159 features cycle slip reduction circuitry, which leads to faster lock times, without the need for modification to the loop filter.

ADF4159 PLL Synthesizer Key Features:
  • RF bandwidth to 13 GHz
  • Phase detector operates up to 110 MHz in fractional-N mode
  • High and low speed FMCW ramps generation
  • 25-bit modulus allows sub-hertz frequency resolution
  • Frequency and phase modulation capability
  • Phase noise Figure of Merit -222dBc/Hz
Pricing, Availability and Complementary Products

ADF4159 PLL synthesizer pricing

The ADF4159 PLL synthesizer is well-suited for use with a number of ADI devices including the ADF5001 RF prescaler, ADP150 low dropout linear regulator and the OP184 operational amplifier.
RF IC Portfolio Covers Entire RF Signal Chain

Using a unique combination of design skills, systems understanding and process technologies, Analog Devices RF ICs and world-leading data converters cover the entire RF signal chain and include industry-leading high-performance discrete RF function blocks as well as highly-integrated multi-functional single-chip RF solutions. These products are also supported by a wide range of free design tools, evaluation boards and other design resources to ease the development of RF systems. For more information, visit: http://www.analog.com/rf.



About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the S&P 500 Index.

This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, our statements regarding expected benefits of our acquisition of Multigig and expected advances in our technology and product development efforts, that are based on our current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industry and markets in which Analog Devices operates. The statements contained in this release are not guarantees of future performance, are inherently uncertain, involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed in such forward-looking statements, and such statements should not be relied upon as representing Analog Devices’ expectations or beliefs as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results described, implied or projected in any forward-looking statements include: sovereign debt issues globally, any faltering in global economic conditions and financial markets, erosion of consumer confidence and declines in customer spending, unavailability of raw materials, services, supplies or manufacturing capacity, changes in geographic, product or customer mix, adverse results in litigation matters, and other risk factors described in our most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us.

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Date Posted  6/19/2012

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