“The HSY Series demonstrates our ongoing commitment to continue pushing the limits of what is possible with RF synthesis architectures and maintaining the highest channel densities available on the market. The new synthesizer matches or surpasses best in industry specifications all within a compact, multi-channel chassis,” says Joe Koebel, VP of Business Development at Holzworth.
The HSY Series incorporates a YIG based (Yttrium Iron Garnett), multi-loop PLL architecture that dramatically increases the performance beyond that of current Holzworth RF synthesizers in terms of phase noise and spectral purity and also increase channel-to-channel phase coherency and stability. The HSY Series is part of the Holzworth “Custom COTS” platform (Custom Commercial Off-The-Shelf) which allows for optimal application specific configurations where the customer can specify a unit to be built with anywhere from 1 to 4 independently tuneable channels, as well as the frequency range of each factory loaded channel. Channel frequency options cover 10 MHz – 3 GHz, 6 GHz, 12 GHz, 24 GHz and 40 GHz. The flexible platform provides a 1mHz frequency tuning resolution and calibrated output power dynamic range settings available from +20 dBm to -110 dBm in 0.01 dB steps, while also providing 360 degrees of relative phase offset on each channel. The primary focus of the design was phase noise performance, resulting in -128 dBc/Hz (6 GHz, 20 kHz offset), -123 dBc/Hz (12 GHz, 20 kHz offset), -118 dBc/Hz (24 GHz, 20 kHz offset), and -112 dBc/Hz (40 GHz, 20 kHz offset).
Holzworth high-performance RF synthesizers, phase noise analyzers, and peripheral components are relied upon to meet the current and emerging test and measurement needs in semiconductor ATE systems, quantum computing and AI systems, military/aerospace ATE and calibration systems, OEM integrations, and benchtop applications. Holzworth products are designed for ultra-low phase noise performance while delivering proven accuracy, high reliability, automation, flexibility, and optimal performance-to-price ratios.