Features and Benefits

  • Contains ADF5901 24 GHz VCO and PGA with a 2-channel PA output 
  • Contains ADF4159 13 GHz fractional-N frequency synthesizer 
  • Accompanying software allows control of the ADF5901 and the ADF4159 functions from a PC

Product Details

The EV-ADF5901SD2Z evaluation board allows the user to evaluate the performance of the ADF5901 24 GHz VCO and PGA with a 2-channel PA output. Figure 1 shows the EV-ADF5901SD2Z, which contains the ADF5901, the ADF4159, three high frequency, K-type SMA connectors for the local oscillator (LO) output and two transceiver (Tx) outputs, two high frequency SMA connectors for the AUX and the AUX outputs, banana connectors for power supply, and a connector for the serial interface.

The EV-ADF5901SD2Z evaluation kit also contains software that is compatible with Windows XP and later versions to allow easy programming of the device.

The EV-ADF5901SD2Z evaluation board requires an EVALSDP-CS1Z (SDP-S) controller board, which is not supplied with the kit. The EVAL-SDP-CS1Z allows software programming of the ADF5901 device.

Full specifications on the ADF5901 are available in the ADF5901 data sheet, which should be consulted in conjunction with this user guide when working with the evaluation board.

System Requirements

  • ADF5901 Evaluation Board (EV-ADF5901SD2Z)
  • SDP Controller Board

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