High Coherence Source for X-band Sources for Radar Applications
20 September 2016, Toronto, Ontario: Nanowave Technologies, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced microwave, millimeter-wave and electro-optic components and sub-systems, is announcing the release of a new X-band Synthesizer, the NWO0910-15, to complement existing line of synthesizers and direct digital synthesis products. Serving most X-band radar bands, this unit provides low phase noise, high coherence exciter frequencies to enhance radar performance. With sub-100 microsecond (µS) switching speeds, and small frequency steps, this unit is ideally suited for frequency agile radars that need to vary frequency from pulse to pulse. With an internal, temperature stabilized reference; the NWO0910-15 does not need to rely on an external reference for its outstanding performance.
The NWO0910-15 is an X-band source that can be used in any frequency from 9.0 to 10.0 GHz in frequency steps of 1 to 100MHz. It exhibits better than -100dBc/Hz phase noise at 1kHz offset and coherence of -55 dBc typically. The internal reference is temperature stabilized to +1 ppm over the operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C, ageing of less than 1ppm/yr and low g-sensitivity of 0.5ppb/g making the unit suitable for high vibration environments.
These cost effective sources are built with a proprietary dual-loop platform design that provides high performance frequency synthesis in a compact profile. The unit is ideal for portable designs where size and weight are at a premium.