Features and Benefits

  • Evaluation board including the ADF4401A SiP with integrated VCO, loop filter (5 MHz), phase frequency detector, USB interface, and voltage regulators
  • PC software for control of SiP functions
  • Externally powered by 6 V

Product Details

The EV-ADF4401ASD2Z evaluates the performance of the ADF4401A system in package (SiP) for offset phase-locked loops (PLLs). Figure 1 shows the evaluation board photograph. The EV-ADF4401ASD2Z contains the ADF4401A integrated SiP, phase frequency detector (PFD), active loop filter, power supply connectors, and Subminiature Version A (SMA) connectors.

The EV-ADF4401ASD2Z requires an EVAL-SDP-CS1Z (SDP-S) system demonstration platform (SDP), which allows software programming of the EV-ADF4401ASD2Z.

For full details on the ADF4401A, see the ADF4401A data sheet, which must be consulted in conjunction with the user guide when using the EV-ADF4401ASD2Z.

Getting Started


  • Windows® PC with USB port for evaluation software
  • EVAL-SDP-CS1Z (SDP-S) controller board (not provided in the EV-ADF4401ASD2Z kit)
  • 6 V power supply
  • Signal source analyzer or spectrum analyzer
  • Low noise REF_PF source (50 MHz to 1 GHz)
  • Low noise LO source (3 GHz to 9 GHz)
  • REFP source (10 MHz to 500 MHz)
  • 50 Ω terminators



  • ACE software, latest version
  • ADF4401A plugin, latest version


ACE Software

122 MB
ACE Installer Software 1.26.3240.1417 [Jun 21 22]
Analysis | Control | Evaluation (ACE) Software. Requires internet access. Run this executable to install ACE onto your computer. Required before installing the plug-in(s) above. Once ACE is installed, double-click on the plug-in package to install the plug-in.


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