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Hittite Press Release - September 14, 2011
Hittite's New Industry Leading Wideband PLL with Integrated VCO
-- Low Phase Noise & Low Spurious Characteristics are Ideal for Software Defined Radios
MA, 09/14/2011 – Hittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC based solutions for
communication & military markets has introduced the
HMC829LP6GE , an industry leading, low noise, wide band,
Fractional-N Phase-Locked-Loop (PLL) that features an integrated Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) with a
fundamental frequency of 2800 MHz to 4200 MHz, and an integrated VCO output divider (divide by 1/2/4/6.../60/62).
These features allow the
HMC829LP6GE to generate frequencies from 45 MHz to 1050
MHz, 1400 MHz to 2100 MHz, and 2800 MHz to 4200 MHz. The
HMC829LP6GE is ideal for very high data rate radios, DDS
replacement, phased array applications, CATV equipment and cellular/4G/WiMax infrastructure applications.
also features an integrated phase detector and delta-sigma modulator which are capable of operating at up to 100
MHz to permit wider loop-bandwidths with excellent spectral performance. The device features industry leading
phase noise and spurious performance across all frequencies to minimize blocker effects and simultaneously
improve receiver sensitivity and transmitter spectral purity. The HMC829LP6GE features a superior noise floor of less than -170 dBc/Hz, which makes it ideal as a local
oscillator source for RF mixers, as a clock source for high-frequency data converters, or as a tunable reference
source for ultra-low spurious applications requiring spurs less than -100 dBc/Hz.
Additional features of
include RF output power control from 0 to 6 dB (2 dB steps), an output mute function, and a delta-sigma modulator
Exact Frequency Mode which enables users to generate output frequencies with 0 Hz frequency error.
The HMC829LP6GE is housed in a 6 x 6 mm plastic leadless surface mount package and provides excellent temperature
stability over the -40 °C to +85 °C temperature range. Samples and evaluation PC boards for all SMT packaged
products are available from stock and can be ordered via the company's e-commerce site or via direct purchase
order. Released data sheets may be found at
Hittite Microwave Corporation is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high
performance integrated circuits, or ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for technically demanding
digital, RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications covering DC to 110 GHz. The Company's standard and custom
products apply analog, digital and mixed-signal semiconductor technologies, which are used in a wide variety of
wireless / wired communication and sensor applications for Automotive, Broadband, Cellular Infrastructure, Fiber
Optics & Networking, Microwave & Millimeterwave Communications, Military, Test & Measurement, and Space markets.
The Company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Hittite Microwave Corporation
20 Alpha Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824