Wideband Quantizer Solution

Hittite presents the first complete quantizer to accept input frequencies to 18 GHz

Image of Hittite Microwave Corporation's Hittite Wideband Quantizer SolutionHittite Microwave Corporation, the world class supplier of complete MMIC-based solutions for communication and military markets, has introduced a complete Multi-GHz Quantizer chip set that enables quantization of ultra-wideband signals from DC to 18 GHz with excellent linearity and low noise. This groundbreaking Multi-GHz Quantizer solution can facilitate unparalleled levels of performance in test and measurement systems, Bit Error Rate Testers (BERTs), and Pulse Detection Systems including Pulse Doppler Radars where wideband sampling capability is a necessity.

The HMC9000 Multi-GHz Quantizer chip set includes an 8-bit 1,000 MSPS ADC (Analog to Digital Converter) and a high-performance T/H (Track-and-Hold) amplifier which offers precision signal sampling over 18 GHz of input bandwidth. This combination of ADC and T/H delivers high linearity of >50 dB SFDR up to 7 GHz and low noise of >40 dB SNR up to 9 GHz at 1 VPP full-scale level. The HMC988LP3E is a Clock and Delay Control which ensures very accurate system sampling, while the HMC1034LP6GE PLL with Integrated VCO is used as the system clock and provides a total system jitter of only 100 fsrms.

Hittite's proprietary EasySuite™ firmware and software code simplifies configuration of the Multi-GHz Quantizer and enables the data-acquisition system designer to realize new levels of functionality and performance.

The HMC9000 Multi-GHz Quantizer chip set is available in SMT package format. See the above image in full size here.

Track and Hold
ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionFrequencyAvailable QuantityBuy Now
IC AMP TRACK&HOLD 4GS/S 24SMDHMC661LC4BIC AMP TRACK&HOLD 4GS/S 24SMD0Hz ~ 18GHz18 - Immediate
134 - Factory Stock
IC AMP TRACK&HOLD 4GS/S 32SMDHMC1061LC5IC AMP TRACK&HOLD 4GS/S 32SMD0Hz ~ 18GHz11 - Immediate
15 - Factory Stock
Data Converter
ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionNumber of BitsSampling Rate (Per Second)Available QuantityBuy Now
IC ADC 8/12/14/16B SPI/SRL 48QFNHMCAD1520TRIC ADC 8/12/14/16B SPI/SRL 48QFN8450M, 900M482 - Immediate
6500 - Factory Stock
IC ADC 8BIT SRL 4CH 48-QFNHMCAD1511IC ADC 8BIT SRL 4CH 48-QFN8250M, 500M, 1G99 - Immediate
689 - Factory Stock
IC ADC 12BIT SRL 65M 8CH 64QFNHMCAD1102IC ADC 12BIT SRL 65M 8CH 64QFN1265M0
IC ADC 8BIT SRL 500MSPS 48QFNHMCAD1510IC ADC 8BIT SRL 500MSPS 48QFN8125M, 250M, 500M0
Clocks & Timing
ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityBuy Now
IC CLOCK GEN INT-N PLL 8-MS8EHMC1031MS8ETRIC CLOCK GEN INT-N PLL 8-MS8E842 - Immediate
6500 - Factory Stock
IC CLK BUFFER 1:9 8GHZ 32SMTHMC987LP5ETRIC CLK BUFFER 1:9 8GHZ 32SMT664 - Immediate
IC CLK DIVIDER 16-QFNHMC988LP3ETRIC CLK DIVIDER 16-QFN178 - Immediate
IC CLOCK GEN 1:2 550MHZ 40-SMTHMC1033LP6GETRIC CLOCK GEN 1:2 550MHZ 40-SMT412 - Immediate
3000 - Factory Stock
IC CLOCK GEN 1:1 2.5GHZ 40-SMTHMC1035LP6GETRIC CLOCK GEN 1:1 2.5GHZ 40-SMT250 - Immediate
4000 - Factory Stock
IC CLOCK GEN 1:2 3GHZ 40-SMTHMC1034LP6GETRIC CLOCK GEN 1:2 3GHZ 40-SMT361 - Immediate
IC CLOCK GEN 1:2 350MHZ 40-SMTHMC1032LP6GETRIC CLOCK GEN 1:2 350MHZ 40-SMT425 - Immediate
Published: 2014-03-19