Features and Benefits
- Low Noise Integer-N PLL
- 350MHz to 6GHz VCO Input Range
- –226dBc/Hz Normalized In-Band Phase Noise Floor
- –274dBc/Hz Normalized In-Band 1/f Noise
- –157dBc/Hz Wideband Output Phase Noise Floor
- Excellent Spurious Performance
- Output Divider (1 to 6, 50% Duty Cycle)
- Low Noise Reference Buffer
- Output Buffer Muting
- Charge Pump Supply from 3.15V to 5.25V
- Charge Pump Current from 250μA to 11.2mA
- Configurable Status Output
- SPI Compatible Serial Port Control
- PLLWizard™ Software Design Tool Support
The LTC6945 is a high performance, low noise, 6GHz phase-locked loop (PLL), including a reference divider, phase-frequency detector (PFD) with phase-lock indicator, charge pump, integer feedback divider and VCO output divider.
The part features a buffered, programmable VCO output divider with a range of 1 through 6. The differential, low noise output buffer has user-programmable output power ranging from –6dBm to 3dBm, and may be muted through either a digital input pin or software.
The low noise reference buffer outputs a typical 0dBm square wave directly into a 50Ω impedance from 10MHz to 250MHz, or may be disabled through software.
The ultralow noise charge pump contains selectable high and low voltage clamps useful for VCO monitoring, and also may be set to provide a V+/2 bias.
All device settings are controlled through a SPI-compatible serial port.
- Wireless Base Stations (LTE, WiMAX, W-CDMA, PCS)
- Broadband Wireless Access
- Microwave Data Links
- Military and Secure Radio
- Test and Measurement
Product Lifecycle Recommended for New Designs
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Evaluation Kits (2)
Demonstration Circuit 2429A is a PLL/VCO Supply and Reference Frequency Board that features the LT3042, an ultralow noise and ultrahigh PSRR RF linear regulator. When powered from a 6V to 20V lab or wall wart supply, the DC2429A produces four ultralow noise supplies using seven LT3042s. These supplies include a fixed 3.3V/800mA supply (four LT3042's in parallel), a fixed 5V/200mA supply, a fixed 3.3V/200mA supply that powers an onboard 100MHz ultralow jitter crystal oscillator, and an adjustable voltage (2.5V to 15V), 200mA supply ideal for powering external VCOs. The DC2429 ensures PLL/VCO evaluation meets data sheet performance.
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Tools & Simulations
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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.
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