Accession Number:

ADA277832

Title:

An Advanced Communications Synthesizer,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

With the proliferation of smaller and lower cost EHF terminals, the fast-hopping microwave synthesizer subsystem is rapidly becoming the limiting factor for further size and cost reduction. A new approach, based on a high-speed direct digital synthesizer DDS and a very fast voltage controlled oscillator VCO tracking loop, has yielded a highly integrable design with true low-cost potential. A frequency range of 1 to 20 GHz can be covered by a simple substitution of the VCO module. This advanced synthesizer realization promises a generic solution to a large class of synthesizer requirements, greatly facilitating standardization and promoting modular system concepts. Microwave synthesizer, Direct digital synthesizer, Voltage controlled oscillator, Frequency range.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE