Low Phase-Noise Frequency Synthesizer and Oscillator

NANOWAVE Technologies offers high reliability, low phase noise, DDS based sources for airborne
and ground based RADAR platforms. The units leverage NANOWAVE’s in-house high reliability
HMIC process and proprietary low phase noise synthesizer and oscillator capabilities. The source
module is customizable to full-band operation at L-, S-, C-, and X-bands.The X-band unit provides 8–12 GHz continuous tuning bandwidth at a frequency step resolution less
than 1Hz. Phase noise of -110dBc/Hz at100KHz offset is achieved at 10GHz. Spurious signal levels
less than -55dBc at a 5MHz frequency step are guaranteed through 100% testing. All performance
parameters are achieved over an operational temperature range of -40 °C to +85 °C. All modules are
hermetically sealed for highest reliability.

The unit can be integrated with NANOWAVE Technologies FPGA-based intelligent converter
technology to provide a light weight, frequency agile transceiver platform suitable for advanced
airborne RADAR systems or ground-based applications.

Special Features:

• Full custom design
• Drop-In modules or stand-alone units
• External or Internal References
• Airborne Radar and Telecommunication Systems
• Terrestrial Radar Systems

Low Phase-Noise Full-Band Synthesizer Module
NWO0812-00 Low Phase-Noise L- and X-Band Synthesizer

Tuning Frequency Range:

Step Size:
Switching Speed:
Phase Noise:
Output Power:
Operating temperature:

8 to 12 GHz (full X-Band)
1 to 2 GHz (full L-Band)
< 1 Hz
< 30 µs
-110 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz
-55 dBc @ 5 MHz step
> 10 dBm
-40°C to +85°C

Low Phase-Noise STALO Sub-System
NWO5557-17 C-Band Ground-Based RADAR STALO

Frequency Range:
Step Size:
Switching Speed:
Phase Noise:
Low Phase Noise Option:
Coherency 10Hz to 1MHz:
Output Power:
Operating temperature:
Weather resistant seal:
150 MHz within C-Band
1 MHz to < 1 Hz
< 50 µs
-120 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz
-140 dBc/Hz @ 1 MHz
-60 dBc
-60 dBc @ 1 MHz step
< -50 dBc
> 23 dBm
0°C to +70°C