Features and Benefits
- RF bandwidth 500 MHz to 4 GHz
- 2.7 V to 3.3 V power supply
- Separate VP allows extended tuning voltage
- Programmable dual-modulus prescaler 4/5, 8/9
- Programmable charge pump currents
- 3-wire serial interface
- Analog and digital lock detect
- Power-down mode
- Pin compatible with the ADF4110/ADF4111/ADF4112/ADF4113/ADF4106 and ADF4153
- Programmable modulus on fractional-N synthesizer
- Trade-off noise versus spurious performance
- Fast-lock mode with built-in timer
Product DetailsThe ADF4154 is a fractional-N frequency synthesizer that implements local oscillators in the up conversion and down conversion sections of wireless receivers and transmitters. It consists of a low noise digital phase frequency detector (PFD), a precision charge pump, and a programmable reference divider. There is a Σ-Δ based fractional interpolator to allow programmable fractional-N division. The INT, FRAC, and MOD registers define an overall N divider (N = (INT + (FRAC/MOD))). In addition, the 4-bit reference counter (R counter) allows selectable REFIN frequencies at the PFD input. A complete phase-locked loop (PLL) can be implemented if the synthesizer is used with an external loop filter and a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO).
A key feature of the ADF4154 is the fast-lock mode with a builtin timer. The user can program a predetermined count-down time value so that the PLL will remain in wide bandwidth mode, instead of having to control this time externally.
Control of all on-chip registers is via a simple 3-wire interface. The device operates with a power supply ranging from 2.7 V to 3.3 V, and can be powered down when not in use.
Product Lifecycle Recommended for New Designs
This product has been released to the market. The data sheet contains all final specifications and operating conditions. For new designs, ADI recommends utilization of these products.
Evaluation Kits (1)
This page contains ordering information for the evaluation board used to evaluate the ADF4154 Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizer.
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.
Software & Systems Requirements
Tools & Simulations
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ADF4154 Companion Parts
Recommended Linear Regulators
- For ultalow noise, 3V applications, 200 mA output: ADP151.
- For ultralow noise, 3V applications,150 mA output: ADP150.
- For a step up, 3V to 5V regulator: ADP1613.
- 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.
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Technical Articles (4)
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