[time-nuts] fast freq. synthesis schemes

Luis Cupido cupido at mail.ua.pt
Thu Oct 15 14:20:55 UTC 2009

My fear is "in the loop bandwidth" is a lot of BW
as I need a wide loop for it to be fast.

Okay, it sounds a nice path to investigate.


Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
> On 10/15/09 5:56 AM, "Luis Cupido" <cupido at mail.ua.pt> wrote:
>> Hi Bert,
>> Thanks for the input.
>> briefly;
>> -Phase noise is not too important
>> -It is to make just a few (and cost is not a major issue)
>> The suggestions using prescalers or any other high speed
>> digital chips may bring simplicity while compared with
>> the design using multiple loops and harmonic mixers and samplers
>> that is something I had in mind when I place the question out.
>> I was wondering if recent technology would make possible
>> to have a simpler approach.
>> I like your first suggestion but I fear the spurious...
>> I have no clue how bad it will be, but I guess I can only
>> be sure if I make a prototype of that.
>> The second one I must check how small would be the step...
>> 1 MHz would be enough for a start.
> The spurs might not be as bad as you think... The newer crop of DDS include
> some forms of error cancellation for close in spur reduction, so the "in the
> loop bandwidth" part is cleaner.  Also, maybe you can use clever choice of
> DDS clock rate to make sure that you only need "nice" phase increments that
> evenly divide into the lookup table length.
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