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The HFS-12000-XA is a 7000 to 12000 MHz surface-mount frequency synthesizer designed as a high performance down-converter LO for RADAR Digital Signal Processors. The design also features low phase noise (<-90 dBc/Hz @ 100 KHz offset) and fast switching capability (<750 μSec, Band-Edge to Band-Edge) critical for signals intelligence applications.
The HFS-12000-XA also locks to a 100 MHz reference and contains a channel step size of 1 MHz or 10 MHz (depending on customer preference), +10 dBm power output, <-60 dBc spurs, <17 dBc harmonics, dual supply (+5V and +12V) and relatively lower current draw of <200 mA, all housed in a small, surface-mount package (1.25" x 1" x 0.24"). This feature rich design operates over the temperature range -30°C to +70°C with extended temperatures available. Optional vibration and shock mitigation is also available for operation in harsh airborne, ground, or sea based environments.
The HFS-12000-XA introduces a new broadband architecture to the company's HFS Series product line and offers capabilities previously not available in the market. The growing demands of the signals intelligence market require wider bandwidths and better performance in small, compact packages, particularly for airborne RADAR applications. The HFS-12000-XA design marks another example of EM Research's ability to deliver leading edge technologies for customer’s most demanding requirements.
About EM Research
EM Research is the partner that industry leaders trust to deliver innovative, configurable frequency generation and signal conversion solutions with excellent phase noise performance and ultra-low power consumption, all made in the USA to the highest quality standards. With decades of engineering expertise across a broad range of frequency bands, an ISO-certified manufacturing facility and relentless customer service, EM Research provides full spectrum innovation that drives clients’ mission success.
Posted July 29, 2016