TMCNet:  Hittite Microwave introduces new Multi-GHz Quantizer chip set

[February 05, 2013]

Hittite Microwave introduces new Multi-GHz Quantizer chip set

Feb 05, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Hittite Microwave Corporation, a supplier of MMIC based solutions for communication & military markets, has introduced a complete Multi-GHz Quantizer chip set, the HMC9000, that enables quantization of ultra wideband signals from DC to 18 GHz.


This 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 company said.

The HMC9000 Multi-GHz Quantizer chip set includes an 8-bit 1000 MSPS ADC (Analog to Digital Converter) and a T/H (Track-and-Hold) amplifier.

To enable rapid prototyping of the Multi-GHz Quantizer, Hittite offers both the EVAL01-HMC9000 and the EKIT01-HMC9000 evaluation platforms. The EVAL01-HMC9000 is a fully populated evaluation PCB which includes the HMC9000 Multi-GHz quantizer and other key supporting circuitry such as Hittite's HMC988LP3E and HMC1034LP6GE. 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, the company added.

The full EKIT01-HMC9000 evaluation and application reference kit expands on the EVAL01-HMC9000 and adds a hardware platform based on the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. The EKIT01-HMC9000 reference kit includes complete software and hardware user guides as well as complete design and layout files.

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