Modern Frequency Synthesizers

Andy Talbot, G4JNT delivered this lecture at RSGB Convention 2014

Andy, G4JNT covered the basics of integer and fractional-N frequency synthesis techniques and how these have been incorporated into some quite versatile single chip solutions that can be used for a variety of purposes, some offering near continuous tuning from MHz to GHz.

The results of some actual hardware designs were shown, and the practicalities of using the chips in actual situations, also limitations and some of the pitfalls that can arise.

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