The LMX2485 is a low power, high performance delta-sigma fractional-N PLL with an auxiliary integer-N PLL. The device is fabricated using Texas Instruments' advanced process.
With delta-sigma architecture, fractional spurs at lower offset frequencies are pushed to higher frequencies outside the loop bandwidth. The ability to push close in spur and phase noise energy to higher frequencies is a direct function of the modulator order. Unlike analog compensation, the digital feedback technique used in the LMX2485 is highly resistant to changes in temperature and variations in wafer processing. The LMX2485 delta-sigma modulator is programmable up to fourth order, which allows the designer to select the optimum modulator order to fit the phase noise, spur, and lock time requirements of the system.
Serial data for programming the LMX2485 is transferred via a three line high speed (20 MHz) MICROWIRE interface. The LMX2485 offers fine frequency resolution, low spurs, fast programming speed, and a single word write to change the frequency. This makes it ideal for direct digital modulation applications, where the N counter is directly modulated with information. The LMX2485 is available in a 24 lead 4.0 X 4.0 X 0.8 mm WQFN package.
Quadruple Modulus Prescalers for Lower Divide Ratios
RF PLL: 8/9/12/13 or 16/17/20/21
IF PLL: 8/9 or 16/17
Advanced DeltaSigma Fractional Compensation
12 bit or 22 Bit Selectable Fractional Modulus
Up to 4th Order Programmable Delta-Sigma Modulator
Features for Improved Lock Times and Programming
Fastlock / Cycle Slip Reduction
Integrated Time-Out Counter
Single Word Write to Change Frequencies with Fastlock
Wide Operating Range
LMX2485 RF PLL: 500 MHz to 3.0 GHz
LMX2485E RF PLL: 50 MHz to 3.0 GHz
Digital Lock Detect Output
Hardware and Software Power-Down Control
On-Chip Crystal Reference Frequency Doubler.
RF Phase Comparison Frequency up to 50 MHz
2.5 to 3.6 Volt Operation with ICC = 5.0 mA at 3.0 V