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Phase Locked Synthesizer - PLS-KU Phase Locked Synthesizer - PLS

Features:

  • Small Size, Low Cost, Simple to use
  • Low Phase Noise
  • Auto-sensing Internal or External 10 MHz Reference
  • Can be utilized as a synthesizer, or a fixed frequency oscillator
  • 14.6 to 211GHz
  • Pair with an Active Multimeter Chain (AMC) for waveguide bands
  • Open Collector Lock Detect

Applications:

  • PLDRO/YIG Replacement
  • Test and instrumentation sources
  • Drivers for multipliers
  • Local oscillators for radar, radiometer, and telecommunication transmitters and receivers

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Download the PLS specsheet (.pdf)

Description

Millitech series PLS Phase Locked Synthesizers provide a cost effective phase locked source in multiple bands between 14.6 and 211.2GHz. Ideally suited for Millitech’s Active Multiplier Chains (series AMC), these compact sources cover many popular millimeter-wave frequency bands.

The PLS can be locked to an external 10MHz reference, or to an internal oscillator for use as a system building block. The internal EEPROM can be programmed at Millitech to allow for a fixed frequency oscillator or a simple terminal driven RS-232 interface allows for the user to perform a non-volatile frequency change.

Applications include millimeter wave frequency extension for antenna ranges, test measurement equipment, and L.O. sources for a variety of applications

PLS-05, -08, -10, -15, and -28 series combines with Millitech AMC-XX for a Phase-locked source covering the respective waveguide band.

PLS-KU series does not include Active Multiplier Chain

Electrical Specifications:

Parameter Specification Comment
Model PLS-KU-R-001 PLS-KU-R-002 No AMC
Frequency Range 14.6 to 16.4 GHz 15.6 to 17.6 GHz User specified in 10 MHz steps.*
Typical Phase Noise     Room Temp
   1 kHz -78 dBc/Hz -78 dBc/Hz Or 20logN of the reference;
whatever is worse
   10 kHz -75 dBc/Hz -75 dBc/Hz
   100 kHz -96 dBc/Hz -96 dBc/Hz  
   1 MHz -124 dBc/Hz -124 dBc/Hz  
Output Power >15 dBm  
Reference input SMA
10 MHz
>0 dBm into 50 ohms
Internal reference is optional.
The internal reference disables
when an external reference is
present. Internal reference
stability is < 5 ppm
Lock Detect Output +5V Pull-up, Open Collector Output See Schematic below
Temp -40oC to +50oC operation  
Power +15VDC
700 mA
695mA @ 9V AND 5mA @ 15V
available

*Smaller step sizes are available upon request. Contact Millitech for details.

Parameter Specification Comment
Model PLS-28-R-001 PLS-28-R-002 Includes x2 multiplier
Frequency Range 29.2 to 32.8 GHz 31.2 to 35.2 GHz User specified in 20 MHz steps.
Typical Phase Noise     Room Temp
   1 kHz -72 dBc/Hz -72 dBc/Hz Or 20logN of the reference;
whatever is worse
   10 kHz -69 dBc/Hz -69 dBc/Hz
   100 kHz -90 dBc/Hz -90 dBc/Hz  
   1 MHz -118 dBc/Hz -118 dBc/Hz  
Output Power See Plot Below  
Reference input SMA
10 MHz
>0 dBm into 50 ohms
Internal reference is optional.
The internal reference disables
when an external reference is
present. Internal reference
stability is < 5 ppm
Lock Detect Output +5V Pull-up, Open Collector Output See Schematic below
Temp -40oC to +50oC operation  
Power +15VDC
5 mA
+9VDC
1.3A
Single Supply Available 1.5A @  +15A available

Parameter Specification Comment
Model PLS-15-R-001 PLS-15-R-002 Includes x4 multiplier
Frequency Range 58.4 to 65.6 GHz 62.4 to 70.4 GHz User specified in 40 MHz steps.
Typical Phase Noise     Room Temp
   1 kHz -66 dBc/Hz -66 dBc/Hz Or 20logN of the reference;
whatever is worse
   10 kHz -63 dBc/Hz -63 dBc/Hz
   100 kHz -84 dBc/Hz -84 dBc/Hz  
   1 MHz -112 dBc/Hz -112 dBc/Hz  
Output Power See Plot Below  
Reference input SMA
10 MHz
>0 dBm into 50 ohms
Internal reference is optional.
The internal reference disables
when an external reference is
present. Internal reference
stability is < 5 ppm
Lock Detect Output +5V Pull-up, Open Collector Output See Schematic below
Temp -40oC to +50oC operation  
Power +15VDC
5 mA
+9VDC
1.3A
Single supply available 1.35A @
+15VDC

Parameter Specification Comment
Model PLS-10-R-001 PLS-10-R-002 Includes x6 multiplier
Frequency Range 87.6 to 98.4 GHz 93.6 to 105.6 GHz User specified in 60 MHz steps.
Typical Phase Noise     Room Temp
   1 kHz -62 dBc/Hz -62 dBc/Hz Or 20logN of the reference;
whatever is worse
   10 kHz -59 dBc/Hz -59 dBc/Hz
   100 kHz -80 dBc/Hz -80 dBc/Hz  
   1 MHz -108 dBc/Hz -108 dBc/Hz  
Output Power See Plot Below  
Reference input SMA
10 MHz
>0 dBm into 50 ohms
Internal reference is optional.
The internal reference disables
when an external reference is
present. Internal reference
stability is < 5 ppm
Lock Detect Output +5V Pull-up, Open Collector Output See Schematic below
Temp -40oC to +50oC operation  
Power +15VDC
5 mA
+9VDC
1.3A
Single supply available 1.4A @
+15VDC

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION

Consult Factory for Availability

Parameter Specification Comment
Model PLS-08-R-001 PLS-08-R-002 Includes x8 multiplier
Frequency Range 116.8 to 131.2 GHz 124.8 to 140.8 GHz User specified in 80 MHz steps.
Typical Phase Noise     Room Temp
   1 kHz -60 dBc/Hz -60 dBc/Hz Or 20logN of the reference;
whatever is worse
   10 kHz -57 dBc/Hz -57 dBc/Hz
   100 kHz -78 dBc/Hz -78 dBc/Hz  
   1 MHz -106 dBc/Hz -106 dBc/Hz  
Output Power TBD dBm  
Reference input SMA
10 MHz
>0 dBm into 50 ohms
Internal reference is optional.
The internal reference disables
when an external reference is
present. Internal reference
stability is < 5 ppm
Lock Detect Output +5V Pull-up, Open Collector Output See Schematic below
Temp -40oC to +50oC operation  
Power TBD mA @ 9V
5mA @ 15V
Contact Millitech for more
information

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION

Consult Factory for Availability

Parameter Specification Comment
Model PLS-05-R-001 PLS-05-R-002 Includes x12 multiplier
Frequency Range 175.2 to 196.8 GHz 187.2 to 211.2 GHz User specified in 120 MHz steps.
Typical Phase Noise     Room Temp
   1 kHz -56 dBc/Hz -56 dBc/Hz Or 20logN of the reference;
whatever is worse
   10 kHz -53 dBc/Hz -53 dBc/Hz
   100 kHz -74 dBc/Hz -74 dBc/Hz  
   1 MHz -102 dBc/Hz -102 dBc/Hz  
Output Power TBD dBm  
Reference input SMA
10 MHz
>0 dBm into 50 ohms
Internal reference is optional.
The internal reference disables
when an external reference is
present. Internal reference
stability is < 5 ppm
Lock Detect Output +5V Pull-up, Open Collector Output See Schematic below
Temp -40oC to +50oC operation  
Power TBD mA @ 9V
5mA@15V
Contact Millitech for more information

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION

Consult Factory for Availability

Notes:
1. The units must be heat sunk to keep the case temperaturs at or below +50oC.
2. All testing will be at room temperature.
3. The maximum DC input current is 100 mA above the typical values..
4. Lock Detect Output has internal pull-up resistor to 5V, with diode protection so that the lock detect output can be pulled up to a higher voltage. Multiple PLS's can have their lock detect outpus wire OR'd.

Schematic of Internal Lock Detect Circuit

Schematic of Internal Lock Detect Circuit

Typical Performance

PLS-28 Series

PLS-28 Series Graph

PLS-15 Series

PLS-15 Series Graph

PLS-10 Series

PLS-10 Series Graph

Outline Drawing

Consult Factory

How to Order:

Specify Model Number, Reference Type, Initial Center Frequency, and Version
PLS-XX-R-00X
XX = Output Waveguide
  • KU = Ku SMA
  • 28 = WR-28
  • 15 = WR-15
  • 10 = WR-10
  • 08 = WR-08
  • 05 = WR-05
  • R - Reference Type
  • E - External Only
  • I - Internal Only
  • A = Auto-Sensing
Waveguide Band X=1 X=2
Ku SMA 14.6 to 16.4GHz 15.6 to 17.6GHz
WR-28 29.2 to 32.8GHz 31.2 to 35.2GHz
WR-15 58.4 to 65.6GHz 62.4 to 70.4GHz
WR-10 87.6 to 98.4GHz 93.6 to 105.6GHz
WR-08 116.8 to 131.2GHz 124.8 to 140.8GHz
WR-05 175.2 to 196.8GHz 187.2 to 211.2GHz
Example: To order a Phase Locked Synthesizer capable of 60 GHz Phase-Locked Oscillator that defaults to the external reference but automatically switches the internal reference, specify PLS-15-A-001.

Notes:
1. If a specific fixed frequency is desired, Millitech can program that frequency into the PLS before the PLS is shipped. All frequency information is non-volatile.
2. PLS-KU series doesnot include AMC, attenuator, mounting plate, or coaxal cable.
3. Contact Millitech acout the availability of PLS-03, PLS-05, and PLS-08.

Applications Example: 94 GHz VNA Extension

94 GHz VNA Extension

Applications Example: 60 GHz Communications Receiver

96 GHz Communications Receiver

Applications Example: 35 GHz Doppler Radar

35 GHz Doppler Radar