API™ Compact Fast Tuning (CFT) Synthesizer

By: API Technologies  09-12-2011
Keywords: Mobile Applications

The API™ Compact Fast Tuning (CFT) Synthesizer offers high performance signal generation in a small footprint. With rugged compact packaging and low power consumption, this synthesizer is ideal for mobile applications and lab needs where fast tuning and spectral purity are required.


  • 1.60 – 18.0GHz coverage in single package
  • Small footprint
  • Fast switching speed ( 2us)
  • 1Hz Resolution available
  • Ethernet and Parallel interface
  • Embedded programmable logic and PC
  • Ruggedized
  • Stable internal OCXO (+/- 50ppb)
  • Internal Modulation
  • Pulse train generation


  • Suitable for both testing and mobile operations
  • Ideal for electronic warfare threat simulation, radar cross sectioning, or ground penetrating radar applications
  • Highly compact and ruggedized
  • Low power consumption



Switching Speed:




Internal Reference:

  • Frequency: 100 MHz
  • Stability:  +/- 100 ppb
  • Power (J2): 0 dBm

Phase Noise (10 GHz)

  • 1 kHz: -70 dBc/Hz
  • 10 kHz: -105 dBc/Hz
  • 100 kHz: -110 dBc/Hz
  • 1 MHz: -118 dBc/Hz


Output Power:

  • +8 dBm
  • Response:  +/-1 dB
  • On to Off Isolation:  >70 dB
  • Rise Time (Off to On):  <10 ns
  • Fall Time (On to Off):  <10 ns
  • Min Pulse Width:  10 ms


  • <27 W
  • +12 Vdc: 1000 mA
  • +5 Vdc: 2000 mA
  • -12 Vdc: 400 mA



Keywords: Mobile Applications

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