Simulation, Modeling and Implementation of an Ultra-Low Phase Noise X-band Frequency Synthesizer

  • Hossein Mohseni Golpayegan University of Technology, Golpayegan, Iran.
Keywords: Phase Locked Loop, Phase Noise, Multi-Loop Frequency Synthesizer

Abstract

One of the most important components in telecommunication systems and radar activities are frequency synthesizers. Among the important parameters of a frequency synthesizer are phase noise, frequency resolution, programming speed, scanning rate and spur level in the output spectrum of the system. Typically, it is not possible for a frequency synthesizer to reach all of these parameters simultaneously. In other words, there are trade-offs between desired parameters. Among the structures of frequency synthesizers that can be used to achieve the optimal point for these parameters are multi-loop phase lock loop. In this paper, by presenting the noise model of different elements of a frequency synthesizer, simulations related to the achievable phase noise for a sample synthesizer in the X band are presented and finally the results of implementation of a sample synthesizer are presented.

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Published
2020-12-01
How to Cite
Mohseni, H. (2020). Simulation, Modeling and Implementation of an Ultra-Low Phase Noise X-band Frequency Synthesizer. Majlesi Journal of Telecommunication Devices, 9(4), 145-148. Retrieved from http://journals.iaumajlesi.ac.ir/td/index/index.php/td/article/view/638
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