Features and Benefits

  • Self-contained board, including ADF4377 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-ADF4377SD1Z evaluates the performance of the ADF4377 frequency synthesizer with an integrated voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) for phase-locked loops (PLLs). A photograph of the EV-ADF4377SD1Z is shown in Figure 1 of the user guide. The EV-ADF4377SD1Z contains the ADF4377 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-ADF4377SD1Z requires an SDP-S board (not supplied with the kit). The SDP-S allows software programming of the EV-ADF4377SD1Z with ACE software. Full specifications for the ADF4377 frequency synthesizer are available in the ADF4377 data sheet, which must be consulted with the user guide when working with the EV-ADF4377SD1Z.

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Applicable Parts

Package Contents

  • EV-ADF4377SD1Z evaluation board
  • Getting Started


  • Windows-based PC with USB port for evaluation software
  • System demonstration platform, serial only (SDP-S) EVAL-SDP-CS1Z controller board
  • Power supply (6 V)
  • Spectrum analyzer or phase noise analyzer
  • 50 Ω terminators
  • Low noise REFIN source (optional)


  • ADF4377 data sheet
  • EV-ADF4377SD1Z user guide
  • System Requirements

  • ACE software, Version 1.25 or newer
  • ADF4377 plugin, Version 1.2022.13200 or newer
  • Software

    ACE Software

    236 KB
    ACE plug-in for Board.ADF4377 1.2022.16300 [Apr 13 22]
    The ADF4377 is a high performance, ultralow jitter, dual output integer-N phased locked loop (PLL) with integrated voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) ideally suited for data converter and mixed signal front end (MxFE) clock applications. This plug-in supports EV-ADF4377SD1Z Evaluation Board.
    157 MB
    ACE Installer Software 1.30.3311.1463 [Apr 24 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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