ADF4159

Direct Modulation/Fast Waveform Generating, 13 GHz, Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer

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Product Details

The ADF4159 is a 13 GHz, fractional-N frequency synthesizer with modulation and both fast and slow waveform generation capability. The part uses a 25-bit fixed modulus, allowing subhertz frequency resolution.

The ADF4159 consists of a low noise digital phase frequency detector (PFD), a precision charge pump, and a programmable reference divider. The Σ-Δ-based fractional interpolator allows programmable fractional-N division. The INT and FRAC registers define an overall N divider as N = INT + (FRAC/225).

The ADF4159 can be used to implement frequency shift keying (FSK) and phase shift keying (PSK) modulation. Frequency sweep modes are also available to generate various waveforms in the frequency domain, for example, sawtooth and triangular waveforms. Sweeps can be set to run automatically, or each step manually triggered by an external pulse. The ADF4159 features cycle slip reduction circuitry, which enables faster lock times without the need for modifications to the loop filter.

Control of all on-chip registers is via a simple 3-wire interface. The ADF4159 operates with an analog power supply in the range of 2.7 V to 3.45 V and a digital power supply in the range of 1.62 V to 1.98 V. The device can be powered down when not in use.

Applications

  • Communications infrastructure
  • Communications test equipment
  • Instrumentation
  • FMCW radars

Product Lifecycle

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This page contains ordering information for the evaluation board used to evaluate the ADF4159 Direct Modulation/Fast Waveform Generating, 13 GHz, Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer.

EVAL-DEMORAD

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Product Details

The 24 GHz radar sensor platform called Demorad is a novel microwave radar evaluation platform solution with out-of-the-box software examples and easy startup of radar sensor all done within minutes. Demorad platform enables rapid product prototyping aimed at R&D interests in investigating radar and developing radar sensor products that can measure real-time information such as target/object presence, its movement, angular position, velocity, and range from the sensor.


The Demorad platform provides both hardware and software that allows for very fast evaluation and development of 24 GHz radar without the need to have RF microwave and signal chain system expertize, and significantly reduces development time and system expertize during product development phases.


A high performance RF and analog full signal chain including DSP processing, that is, an RF to bits solution is provided that allows for flexible processing on raw acquisition data, allowing radar experiments on a state-of-the art level hardware in a very short time.


Full software support of 24 GHz radar ICs using a software graphical user interface (GUI) and in DSP radar support function libraries with added capability to write raw data for post processing on PC using Matlab tools.


Figure 1. Demorad 24GHz Evaluation Software Window showing Range-Doppler mode.


Demorad Details


The Demorad uses ADI’s 24 GHz, multichannel radar solution. The sensor consists of a single PCB with 2 transmitter/4 receiver antennas on the front side connected to the 24 GHz RF chipset and data  acquisition ADC’s and DSP on the reverse side. This forms the basis for a reference design that customers can use to build their final product design.


Figure 2. Demorad full signal chain.


The Demorad uses FMCW radar to detect range and velocity of objects up to 200 m away with a resolution of approximately 75 cm. The field of view (FOV) is approximately 120° in azimuth and 15° in elevation based on the antenna array design. By combining antennas as used in digital beam forming (DBF), the Demorad uses DBF to calculate angular information in the FOV.

Figure 3. Demorad system setup.


Applications

  • Traffic monitoring and car parking
  • UAV/drone collision avoidance and altimeters
  • Monitoring and security systems

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CN0302

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Product Recommendations

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ADF4159 Companion Parts

Recommended Linear Regulators

  • For ultalow noise, 3V applications, 200mA output , we recommend the ADP151 .
  • For high accuracy, 5V applications , we recommend the ADP3334 .
  • For ultralow noise, 3V applications,150mA output , we recommend the ADP150 .
  • For a step up, 3V to 5V regulator , we recommend the ADP1613 .

Recommended PLL Active Filter

  • For an ultralow noise, rail-to-rail amplifier , we recommend the OP184 .
  • For an ultralow noise, rail-to-rail, high gain bandwidth amplifier , we recommend the AD8065 .

Recommended Divide-by-4 Prescaler

  • For a low noise, low power, fixed RF block , we recommend the ADF5001 .

Recommended Modulators/Demodulators

  • For broadband quadrature IF/RF signals , we recommend the ADL5375 or the ADL5380 .

Recommended RF Mixers

  • For 10 MHz to 6 GHz, high dynamic range active mixers , we recommend the ADL5801 or the ADL5802 .

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