Equipment and Components for the RF and Microwave industry

Phase Locked Oscillators
Internal TCXO Reference APL - 04 Series

  • 400MHz to 14GHz
  • +/-1ppm Stability -20 +70C
  • Fundamental Frequency (CRO or DRO)
  • Small Size
  • Low Phase Noise
  • Low Microphonics
  • Low Current
  • Internal Voltage Regulator

 General Specifications (also see options)
 Output Frequency 400 MHz to 14.0 GHz
 Frequency Stability +/-1ppm max. over -20 +70C
 Output Power +13dBm min. (see options)
 Output Power Stability +/-2dB max
 Harmonics -20dBc max.
 Ref. Related Spurious -70dBc max.
 Divided Ref. Related Spurious
-50dBc (400 MHz to 3.4 GHz)
 Other Spurious -80dBc max.
 Load VSWR 2.5:1 max.
 Input Voltage +11 to 16V d.c. (see options)
 Input Current 300mA max. (for +13dBm)
 Operating Temperature -20+70C standard (see options)
 Storage Temperature -40+85C
 Lock Alarm TTL high for locked
 RF Output Connector SMA female
 Ref. Monitor Connector SMA female

The APL - 04 series of fundamental frequency phase locked oscillators utilise coaxial resonators (CRO) to 3.4 GHz and dielectric resonators (DRO) to 14 GHz in a phase locked loop with an internal TCXO reference. Circuit design uses SMT devices including Si bipolar active devices up to 3.4 GHz and GaAs FET active devices above 3.4 GHz. The output contains a buffer amplifier for improved ruggedness, higher output power and a wider range of load VSWR. The PLOs also have a
reference monitor output. DRO types have an external tuning screw for factory set up only.



Phase Noise (dBc/Hz) (typical) See Note 1
Offset Frequency (Hz) Output Frequency (GHz)
0.6 1.5 3.0 4.0 10.0 14.0
100 -76 -75 -66 -64 -56 -53
1K -80 -78 -76 -95 -90 -85
10K -115 -110 -100 -110 -100 -95
100K -122 -120 -118 -115 -110 -105
1M -132 -130 -128 -135 -120 -115

Note 1:
Phase noise specifications are dependent upon the frequency and type of the internal reference.
For a more detailed specification at your desired output frequency and stability, please contact the factory.

Options:
00 - Standard, based on 50 MHz internal TCXO.
01 - Non Standard TCXO Frequency
Output Power
11 - +15dBm min. up to 10 GHz
12 - +20dBm min. up to 1.5 GHz
D.C. Supply
21 - Input Voltage +12V d.c.
22 - Regulated +11 to +16V d.c.
23 - +28V d.c.

Custom Options:

  • Higher Output Frequency to 40 GHz (multiplied)
  • Higher Output Power to +30dBm (amplified)
  • Lower Harmonics (filtered)
  • Lock Alarm - Open Collector
  • Custom Sizes
  • Instrument or Rack Mount Housing with Power Supply

Model Numbers:
Examples:
APL-04-13.050-22 13.05 GHz PLO with standard specifications
APL-04-9.750-11-23 9.75 GHz PLO +15dBm and +28V.

Outlines
Frequency       Outline
0.4 - 3.4 GHz           A
3.4 - 6.0 GHz           B
6.0 - 14.0 GHz         A


All dimensions are inches (mm)

We reserve the right to change standard product specifications without notice but will be pleased to consider control drawings for quotation.

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