Multi-Octave RF Upconvertor (MORF™ )
Product Announcement from NuWaves Ltd.
The upconverter provides 50 dB of dynamic range performance over the 2 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range, in steps of 5 kHz. The IF bandwidth of the upconverter is user selectable as 4 MHz or 35 MHz.
The upconverter accepts RS-232 command/control data from a host controller with multi-drop capability. The primary host functions are:
§ Programming the upconverter's synthesizers (setting the output frequency)
§ Programming the upconverter's address
§ Selecting the operational bandwidth
§ Selecting the system attenuation
§ Selecting frequency reference
o Internal Reference
o External Reference
The physical interface to the upconverter is a 9-Pin Micro-D socket which enables the upconverter to be mated with a host controller via a cabling harness and three SMA female connectors for IF input, external reference input, and RF output. The upconverter's simple interface consists of a single supply voltage, basic command/control lines and keyline control.