6000 Series Driver
With an operating frequency of 20–450 MHz, a 2-channel 15 W output into a 50-ohm load, and analog and digital modulation. Compact form-factor with a fast parallel frequency programming interfaceFull Product Description
- Operating frequency:
- 20 - 450 MHz (See table)
- RF output power:
- Min: 15 W ¹ ⁹
- Independent RF outputs:
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This RF driver is designed to drive two-element phased array acoustic-optic beam deflectors for two-dimensional scanning as well as additional flexibility for controlling AO tunable filters. With its arbitrary waveform playback capability, multiple wavelengths can be simultaneously diffracted by tunable filters and multiple beam spots can be generated by beam deflectors.
- Fault protection on low power, high power, and high VSWR.
|Operating frequency||20 - 450 MHz (See table)|
|RF output power||Min: 15 W ¹ ⁹|
|RF power flatness||Max: +/- 0.5 dB across frequency band, nominal power. ²|
|2ⁿᵈ harmonic distortion||Min: -25 dBc at rated RF output power.|
|Non-harmonic spurious free dynamic range||Min: -50 dBc|
|Standard output waveform||Sinusoid ³|
|Independent RF outputs||2|
|Programmable tones per output||5 ⁴|
|Frequency resolution||Min: 1 kHz ⁵|
|Frequency stability||Max: +/- 0.5 ppm (15°C to 50°C ambient temperature)|
|Frequency settling time||Max: 200 nS after latch signal assertion ⁶|
|Frequency update rate||Max: 25 MHz (parallel interface)|
|Amplitude control (analog input) range||Min: 40 dB each output channel ⁷|
|Amplitude blanking||Min: 80 dB|
|Relative phase control (analog input) range||Max: +/- 180° ⁸|
|Amplitude/phase control modulation bandwidth||Max: 25 MHz|
|DC voltage input range||Min: 24 V, Max: 28 V ⁹|
|DC total system power||100 W|
|Playback mode waveform file size||Max: 300 k Samples (per output, 1 GHz clock)|
|Operating temperature||Min: 15° C (ambient), Max: 50 °C (ambient)|
Output frequency range
|Low band model||20||150|
|Mid band model||40||245|
|High band model||140||450|
All specifications at T ambient = 22 °C
¹ Rated amplifier output level, requires adequate heatsinking. Contact us for details.
² Power flatness set internally at factory. User compensation array can be loaded over USB interface.
³ Default output waveform is sinusoidal. User-defined waveforms loaded in playback mode.
⁴ Standard firmware build is 1 frequency tone per output port.
⁵ Frequency tuning word (FTW) is 20 bits.
⁶ Total latency time from assertion of latch signal to appearance of new frequency at RF output (FTW pre-loaded at interface).
⁷ Output power linear with input control voltage.
⁸ Sets phase of output #2 relative to output #1, defined only for identical programmed frequencies on both outputs.
⁹ Rated output power at 28 VDC.
Command Set (Host PC Mode via USB interface)
|Freq X, YYY||Sets output frequency YYY (MHz) on channel X (1 or 2)|
|Amp X, YY||Sets output power YY (00 – 99) on channel X (1 or 2)|
|Pha YYY||Sets relative phase to YYY (0 to 360 degrees)|
|Latch X||Latch command for channel X, latches the pre-loaded FTW|
|Soft on||Allows USB control of output power levels|
|Soft off||Reverts system to hardware mode, requires analog amplitude control|
|Interface Definition||Connector||Levels||Input / Output Assignments|
|Parallel interface, Ch #1, #2||MDR mini-D 68 pin (x2)||TTL||Frequency word [19:0], spares (5), latch In (1), trigger in (1), blank (1), sync (1), status out (1)|
|Amplitude modulation inputs||SMB (x2)||0–1V||Ch #1, Ch #2|
|Phase modulation input||SMB (x1)||0–1V||Relative phase between channels|
|USB||USB mini-B||USB||USB 2.0 Interface (mass storage)|
|Main RF output||SMA (x2)||RF Output||Main RF output ports, per model|
|Aux RF output||SMA (x2)||Aux Output||Auxiliary RF output, 20-450 MHz|
|Main DC power input||2 mm power jack||24–28 VDC||Main DC power input|
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