- Self-contained board for generating RF frequencies
- Contains the ADF4108—an 8 GHz frequency synthesizer IC
- Accompanying software allows complete control of synthesizer functions from a PC
The EV-ADF4108EB1Z evaluation board allows the user to evaluate the performance of the ADF4108 frequency synthesizer for phase-locked loops (PLLs). The board contains the ADF4108 synthesizer, an SMA connector for the reference input, the power supplies, a USB interface, and the RF outputs. There is also an active loop filter and a VCO on board. The user has the option of using an alternate loop filter and VCO by connecting the board to the following SMA connectors: VTUNE and CPOUT. The evaluation kit contains software that is compatible with Windows® XP and more recent versions to allow easy programming of the synthesizer.
The USB interface allows software programming of the ADF4108 device. A USB cable is included in the evaluation board kit to allow software programmability.