Startup creates 250 kHz to 15 GHz Arduino-compatible RF signal generator: Page 2 of 2

May 14, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
ERA Instruments, a startup based in Istanbul, is utilizing state-of-the-art PLL/VCO technology to create ERASynth, an RF Signal generator with low phase noise and impressive output frequency range.

ERASynth improves upon single loop fractional synthesizers by making the reference tunable and keeping the main PLL in integer mode at all times. The end result is a low-cost, low-SWaP and high-performance RF synthesizer with impressive specs. ERASynth’s phase noise, for example, -125 dBc/Hz at 1 GHz, 10 kHz offset exceeds even some of the premium bench-top signal generators.

Measuring just 10 x 14.5 x 2 cm, ERASynth is equipped with a low-power ±25 ppb OCXO for ultra-stable operation.

Phase noise at 1 GHz.

Phase noise at 10 GHz.