Features and Benefits
- ADF4116: 550 MHz
- ADF4117: 1.2 GHz
- ADF4118: 3.0 GHz
- 2.7 V to 5.5 V power supply
- Separate VP allows extended tuning voltage in 3 V systems
- Y Grade: −40°C to +125°C
- Dual-modulus prescaler
- ADF4116: 8/9
- ADF4117/ADF4118: 32/33
- 3-wire serial interface
- Digital lock detect
- Power-down mode
- Fastlock mode
The ADF4116/ADF4117/ADF4118 are frequency synthesizers which can be used to implement local oscillators in the up-conversion and down-conversion sections of wireless receivers and transmitters. They consist of a low-noise digital PFD (Phase Frequency Detector), a precision charge pump, a programmable reference divider, programmable A and B counters and a dual-modulus prescaler (P/P+1). The A (5-bit) and B (13-bit) counters, in conjunction with the dual modulus prescaler (P/P+1), implement an N divider (N= BP+A). In addition, the 14-bit reference counter (R Counter), allows selectable REFIN frequencies at the PFD input. A complete PLL (Phase-Locked Loop) can be implemented if the synthesizer is used with an external loop filter and VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator).
Control of all the on-chip registers is via a simple 3-wire interface.
The devices operate with a 2.7V (± 10%) or 5V (± 10%) power supply and can be powered when not in use.
Product Lifecycle Production
At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (1)
This page contains ordering information for the evaluation board used to evaluate the ADF4116 Single, Integer-N 550 MHz PLL.
This evaluation board requires an SDP Controller board for connection to the PC. The SDP controller board connects to the PC via USB 2.0. The evaluation board will connect to the SDP controller board. The evaluation board cannot be connected directly to the PC. The evaluation software running on the PC will communicate through the SDP Controller board, to the evaluation board. The SDP Controller board is a separate list item in the ordering guide below (EVAL-SDP-CS1Z). If you have not previously purchased an SDP Controller board, please do so to ensure a full evaluation setup.
Tools & Simulations
ADF4116 IBIS Model
ADIsimPLL enables the rapid and reliable evaluation of new high performance PLL products from ADI. It is the most comprehensive PLL Synthesizer design and simulation tool available today. Simulations performed include all key non-linear effects that are significant in affecting PLL performance. ADIsimPLL removes at least one iteration from the design process, thereby speeding the design- to-market.
ADIsimRF is an easy-to-use RF signal chain calculator. Cascaded gain, noise, distortion and power consumption can be calculated, plotted and exported for signal chains with up to 50 stages. ADIsimRF also includes an extensive data base of device models for ADI’s RF and mixed signal components.
ADF4116 Companion Parts
Recommended Linear Regulators
- For ultralow noise, 3V applications,150 mA output: ADP150.
- For a step up, 3V to 5V regulator: ADP1613.
- For ultalow noise, 3V applications, 200 mA output: ADP151.
- For high accuracy, 5V applications: ADP3334.
Recommended Divide-by-4 Prescaler
- For a low noise, low power, fixed RF block: ADF5001.
Recommended PLL Active Filter
- For an ultralow noise, rail-to-rail amplifier: OP184.
Product Selection Guide (1)
Technical Articles (1)
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Sample & Buy
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