Hittite Wideband Quantizer Solution


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

Hittite 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

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
HMC1061LC5 IC AMP TRACK&HOLD 4GS/S 32SMD 15
HMC661LC4B IC AMP TRACK&HOLD 4GS/S 24SMD 11

Data Converter

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
HMCAD1520 IC ADC 8/12/14/16B SPI/SRL 48QFN 228
HMCAD1511 IC ADC 8BIT SRL 4CH 48-QFN 71

Clocks & Timing

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
HMC1031MS8E IC CLOCK GEN INT-N PLL 8-MS8E 0
HMC1032LP6GE IC CLOCK GEN 1:2 350MHZ 40-SMT 452
HMC1033LP6GE IC CLOCK GEN 1:2 550MHZ 40-SMT 165
HMC1034LP6GE IC CLOCK GEN 1:2 3GHZ 40-SMT 766
HMC1035LP6GE IC CLOCK GEN 1:1 2.5GHZ 40-SMT 468
HMC987LP5E IC CLK BUFFER 1:9 8GHZ 32SMT 0
HMC988LP3E IC CLK DIVIDER 16-QFN 416