[time-nuts] fast switching quiet synthesizer

Richard (Rick) Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Wed Oct 8 13:23:40 EDT 2014



On 10/7/2014 10:02 AM, Jim Lux wrote:
>
> At work, I'm putting together a multichannel stepped frequency CW radar
> breadboard, and I'm looking for something to serve as a source that I
> can step quickly.

Possibly overkill, but Agilent has a very state of the art
arbitrary waveform generator that is light years ahead of
anything else.  It uses a chip with the internal codename
"Griffin" that was developed in the department I worked in
at Agilent until I retired in March.  IIRC, the complete
price for the generator in a box is about $60K.   You
didn't mention budget constraints, but this is an off
the shelf solution vs who knows how much of your time.

Rick Karlquist N6RK



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