"Target audience for this session is RF designers and advanced hobbyists. Microwave
local oscillators once required a low noise crystal oscillator and a Swiss-watch
multiply-filter chain. But recent improvements to integrated PLL-VCO devices now
offer solid performance to beyond 30 GHz in a single monolithic chip. Similar leaps
in multi-giga-sample DAC technology allows direct generation of complex modulated
waveforms from DC to several GHz. This talk offers an under-the-hood look at these
devices and a brief live demonstration of both technologies.
Presenter : Ray Baker, K9RY, is a 40+ year Extra Class holder, and has designed
RF circuits and systems for NASA, E-Systems, Raytheon, and others. For the last 20+
years he has been an RF Field Applications Engineer and is currently the Southeast
Region RF FAE for Analog Devices.