Design Automation


RF quadrature modulator evaluation kit

29 April 2009 Design Automation

CML Microcircuits has unveiled a new evaluation kit for the CMX993 RF quadrature modulator IC.

The CMX993 is a highly integrated, general purpose, RF quadrature modulator, offering 100 MHz to 1 GHz operation and excellent wideband noise performance. The newly introduced EV9930 EvKit provides a platform for the evaluation of this device. The design engineer can achieve rapid and full evaluation of the CMX993, using the EV9930 (which is a fully populated board), giving access to all of the device’s RF, baseband and control signals by either connectors or test points. These test access points are available to accept common test equipments such as RF and baseband signal generators and also spectrum analysers.

Control of the CMX993 is by on-chip registers, which are accessible over the C-BUS interface (similar to an SPI serial interface). A PE0002 interface card (not supplied, but available from CML) allows the C-BUS interface to be controlled from a PC, via its USB port. Alternatively, the C-BUS interface can be controlled by an external microprocessor.

The EV9930 baseband inputs can be configured to work with CML’s CMX910 baseband processor (AIS) or the CMX981 baseband processor (digital radio), standard test equipment or with a custom baseband system.



Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

MEMS-based environmental pressure sensors
25 March 2020, Avnet South Africa , Analogue, Mixed Signal, LSI
Bourns Sensors & Controls’ product line is introducing four new series of environmental sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. These four new series are designed for the customer ...

Read more...
STM32CubeMonitor for runtime variable monitoring
25 March 2020, Altron Arrow , Design Automation
The STM32CubeMonitor family of tools helps to fine-tune and diagnose STM32 applications at runtime by reading and visualising their variables in real time. In addition to specialised versions (power, ...

Read more...
Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy module
25 March 2020, Avnet South Africa , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
An output power of up to +8 dBm and the high sensitivity of the nRF52840, in combination with the LE coded PHY, make the module very attractive for applications that require a long range. The Bluetooth ...

Read more...
Complete design solution for energy efficient motor driving system
25 March 2020, Avnet South Africa , Power Electronics / Power Management
Electric motors are a powerhouse user of electricity worldwide, accounting for about two-thirds of industrial electricity consumption. The International Energy Agency reports that electric motors account ...

Read more...
Miniature automotive MOSFETs
25 March 2020, Avnet South Africa , Power Electronics / Power Management
Diodes Incorporated announced the introduction of the 40 V-rated DMTH4008LFDFWQ and 60 V-rated DMTH6016LFDFWQ automotive-compliant MOSFETs packaged in DFN2020. These miniature MOSFETs occupy just 10% ...

Read more...
New PIC MCU family
25 March 2020, Avnet South Africa , DSP, Micros & Memory
In microcontroller (MCU)-based system design, software is often the bottleneck for both time to market and system performance. By offloading many software tasks to hardware, Microchip Technology’s new ...

Read more...
Modern flanged enclosures for IIoT and sensor applications
25 March 2020, Avnet South Africa , Enclosures, Racks, Cabinets & Panel Products
OKW Gehäusesysteme has expanded its range of enclosures with the new EASYTEC. The special feature of this enclosure range is that there are fully integrated lugs on the short end faces of the bottom part. ...

Read more...
Hybrid capacitors combine the best of both worlds
26 February 2020, Avnet South Africa , Power Electronics / Power Management
The different properties of EDLCs, Li-ion batteries and Li-ion capacitors suits each technology to various different applications.

Read more...
Embedded IoT solutions for rapid prototyping
26 February 2020, Avnet South Africa , Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT
Due to the fragmented nature of the Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace, increasing project complexity and costs, today’s developers face more challenges in design decisions than ever before. These challenges ...

Read more...
STM32CubeMonitor for runtime variable monitoring
26 February 2020, Altron Arrow , Design Automation
The STM32CubeMonitor family of tools helps to fine-tune and diagnose STM32 applications at runtime by reading and visualising their variables in real time. In addition to specialised versions (power, ...

Read more...