Features and Benefits

  • Self-contained board, including ADF4368 frequency synthesizer with integrated VCO, loop filter, USB interface, on-board reference oscillator, propagation delay calibration paths, and voltage regulators
  • Windows®-based software allows control of synthesizer functions from a PC
  • Externally powered by 6 V

Product Details

The EV-ADF4368SD1Z evaluates the performance of the ADF4368 fractional frequency synthesizer with an integrated voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) for phase-locked loops (PLLs). A photograph of the EV-ADF4368SD1Z is shown in Figure 1 of the user guide. The EV-ADF4368SD1Z contains the ADF4368 frequency synthesizer with an integrated VCO, a USB interface, power supply connectors, on-board reference oscillator, propagation delay calibration paths, and Subminiature Version A (SMA) connectors. The outputs are AC-coupled with 50 Ω transmission lines making the outputs suitable to drive 50 Ω impedance instruments. The EV-ADF4368SD1Z requires an SDP-S board (not supplied with the kit). The SDP-S allows software programming of the EV-ADF4368SD1Z with ACE software.

Full specifications on the ADF4368 frequency synthesizer are available in the ADF4368 data sheet available from Analog Devices, Inc., and must be consulted with the user guide when using the EV-ADF4368SD1Z evaluation board.

Applicable Parts

Getting Started


  • Windows-based PC with USB port for evaluation software
  • System demonstration platform, serial only (SDP-S) EVAL-SDPCS1Z controller board
  • Power supply (6 V)
  • Spectrum analyzer or phase noise analyzer
  • 50 Ω terminators
  • Low noise REFIN source (optional)


ACE Software

297 KB
ACE plug-in for Board.ADF4368 1.2022.49500 [Nov 28 23]
The ADF4368 is a high performance, ultralow jitter, integer-N and fractional-N phase-locked loop (PLL) with integrated VCO part ideally suited for frequency conversion applications. This plug-in supports EV-ADF4368SD1Z Evaluation Board.
157 MB
ACE Installer Software 1.30.3303.1460 [Feb 22 24]
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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