Today, we officially announce the Valon 5015, a new model in our line-up of frequency synthesizers. In this blog, Stuart provides some background on why we developed it, its capabilities, and the challenges of delivering the best phase noise on the market at a very low price point.
Lord Kelvin was right: If you can’t measure it, you don’t know what you’re talking about.
The key to designing and manufacturing high quality electronic equipment is the ability to make measurements on various parameters accurately, repeatedly, and quickly. With signal sources such as oscillators, VCOs, TCXOs, and frequency synthesizers, no parameter is more important that signal purity. The Holy Grail of signal purity is PHASE NOISE.
Have you ever been using a piece of test equipment and needed to go above or below the end of its range?
Ever wonder why the limit was a brick wall and you couldn’t get a few extra megacycles beyond?
Fortunately you don't have to wonder if you are using one of our Valon 5009 Dual Frequency Synthesizer modules.
The Valon 5009 is dual-channel radio frequency synthesizer covering 23.5MHz to 6000MHz. There are two independent RF sources contained within the same module. The Operations Manual refers to these as Source1 and Source2. Both Sources are phase locked to the same internal or external frequency reference frequency and either Source can be controlled by the USB port using any terminal emulator program, our supplied 5009term.exe text based terminal program, or the provided V5009 Configuration Manager GUI.