Multichannel-expandable 0.3 to 300 MHz Direct Digital RF Synthesizer boards, offer PSK, FSK and triggered quadrature sweep.
Orinda, CA, July 15, 2010

Ultraview Corp. today announced the first expandable 300 kHz - 300 MHz frequency synthesizer board series capable of building large multichannel RF signal generator banks with triggered sweep and modulation capabilities.

SYNTH300-TRIG PCI Board. Click image for a close up.

Ultra-compact banks of 2 to over 32 frequency-locked RF synthesizers can be built in 2-channel increments, using a Synth300-TRIG-HS PCI master card and any number of SYNTH300-TRIG 2-channel slave boards. The Synth300-TRIG-HS PCI dual-channel Direct Digital Synthesizers (DDS) master card incorporates two independent DDSs synchronized to an on-board low-phase-noise SAW-stabilized 1GHz timebase, each channel separately programmable for frequencies between 300 KHz and 300 MHz in 0.233 Hz increments. Multiple Synth300-TRIG boards can be slaved to this master board, or an external oscillator of up to 1GHz, enabling a large number of frequency-locked channels to be installed in any low-cost PCI PC chassis, achieving what the company believes is a unique degree of miniaturization and cost-efficiency for RF signal generation.

In addition to single or multiple channel RF generation (+4dBm into 50 ohms), the SYNTH300-TRIG series can generate advanced RF signals such as triggered dwell/sweep/dwell quadrature swept signaling useful in Communications, RADAR, RF ATE, and other advanced applications. Additionally, by utilizing the 4 independent user-defined frequency/phase profiles associated with each dual synthesizer, frequency and/or phase modulated waveforms (4-FSK, 4-PSK) can be easily generated and controlled via software or external TTL inputs. In addition to its two sine-wave RF outputs, each Synth300-TRIG also includes an LVDS port, allowing the user to create a programmable digital clock with precise frequency and phase adjustment capability. Software provided includes a simple-to-use Windows™ GUI to quickly configure most applications, as well as example C code, for Linux and Windows™ to allow programming of advanced applications.

Each DDS-based synthesizer holds up to 4 independent frequency/phase profiles. Profile switching can be accomplished via host system software control or by external TTL frequency/phase profile switching inputs, allowing phase and/or frequency to be changed in as little as 8 nanoseconds, for applications in which the time uncertainty of software controlled frequency/phase selection is not acceptable.

Rear Panel of 8-channel RF synthesizer, showing master SYNTH300-TRIG-HS driving commodity distribution amplifier and splitter, whose outputs are used to run 4 more SYNTH300-TRIG boards.

Designed for low jitter operation in communications, industrial, military/aerospace, educational and scientific applications, the Synth300-TRIG-HS series finds applications in areas such as:

The Synth300-TRIG-HS operates under Linux as well as Windows 7™, Vista™ or XP™. Most synthesis applications can be easily configured by means of the GUI provided. For more complex applications, example C programs may be easily edited and recompiled using common C compilers to create a dedicated executable. A library of C-coded functions and driver are also included.

The Synth300-TRIG-HS and SYNTH300-TRIG provide the functionality of much more expensive test equipment in a much smaller form factor (single-height PCI boards). The Synth300-TRIG HS dual channel master is priced at $2995 each, and each 2-channel PCI expansion board is priced at $2495 each. Delivery is from stock. Quantity discounts are available in quantities as small as 2 units.

More detailed specifications can be found at:

Press Contact

Barbara Sacks
925 253 2960
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Sales Contact

Erik V. Pohovich
Ultraview Corporation
34 Canyon View Dr.
Orinda, CA 94563
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