Designed as a high performance LO for RADAR Digital Signal Processor
Reno, Nevada, June 16th, 2016
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.
Julia (Robles) Gillen
EM Research, Inc.
1301 Corporate Blvd.
Reno, Nevada 89502 – USA
Posted July 29, 2016