The EV-ADF5610SD1Z evaluates the performance of the ADF5610 frequency synthesizer with integrated VCO for phase-locked loops (PLLs). A photograph of the evaluation board is shown in Figure 1. The evaluation board contains the ADF5610 synthesizer with integrated voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), a low noise, single-ended, 50 MHz voltage controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) reference, the HMC1031 Integer N PLL, a switch, a jumper, a loop filter, a USB interface, and subminiature Version A (SMA) connectors.
For easy programming of the synthesizer, download the Windows®-based software from the ADF5610 page at ftp://ADF5610_ftp:ZagrJ6Fx@ftp.analog.com. The file transfer program (FTP) user name and password are printed on the label inside the lid of the evaluation board box. The user manual and evaluation printed circuit board (PCB) schematic can also be found on the FTP site.
The EV-ADF5610SD1Z evaluation board requires a SDP-S controller board (see Figure 3), which is not included with the kit. The SDP-S allows software programming of the ADF5610 device through a USB interface.
Full specifications for the ADF5610 wideband microwave synthesizer are available in the ADF5610 data sheet, which must be consulted in conjunction with this user guide when working with the evaluation board.