There are 6 distinct evaluation boards, each of which is designed to allow the user to evaluate the performance of each member of the ADF55xx family of microwave GaAs VCOs. Each board contains the particular ADF55xx VCO, SMA connectors for the RF outputs, SMA connector for VTUNE and banana connectors for power supply. There is an ADP7104 low noise regulator providing the power supply for the ADF55xx. To phase lock the VCO, each board can be connected up to an external frequency synthesizer PLL board such as the integer-N, EV-ADF4108EB2Z, or fractional-N, EV-ADF4159EB2Z.
ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability. We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well. "Zero defects" for shipped products is always our goal.