Sebastian has been tinkering with the Analog Devices ADF4351 eval board and written a review. “The ADF4351 from Analog Devices (ADI) is a modern wideband PLL synthesizer with integrated low phase noise VCO. It is capable of generating signals between 35 MHz to 4400 MHz with a very low jitter of typical 0.3 ps. ADI agreed to send me the EVAL-ADF4351EB1Z, an evaluation board for the ADF4351, for review purposes.” Being an amateur radio operator (KF5OBS), Sebastian is already thinking about possible applications for this chip as a modern alternative to synthesizer chips used in some earlier radio designs. His complete review can be found on Sebastian’s Jaunty Electronics website.
According to the ADI website this eval board lists for $175, though Sebastian reports that the chip itself goes for $8.25 each (when purchased in bulk.)
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