@G8BYI 2016 Date 01/04/2016
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TV Amateur Repeater Located at Bath University
ADF4360-x   PLL/VCO  pcb system
I have developed a pcb  to accommodate the full range of ADF4360-x pll/vco integrated circuits. I also produced the firmware and the pic control with lcd display board to set the frequencies required. ADF4360-0  2400MHz - 2725MHz ADF4360-5 1200MHz - 1400MHz ADF4360-1 2050MHz - 2500MHz ADF4360-6 1050MHz - 1250MHz ADF4360-2 1850MHz - 2170MHz ADF4360-7   350MHz - 1800MHz ADF4360-3 1600MHz - 1950MHz ADF4360-8     65MHz -   400MHz ADF4360-4 1450MHz - 1750MHz ADF4360-9     65MHz -   400MHz Even though the ADF4360-8 and ADF4360-9 have the same frequency range, they are a bit different. The ADF4360-9 has an auxiliary divider with division ranges from 2 to 31 on board. The ADF4360-8 has – just like all other ADF4360 – a hardware power down input (CE). It should be noted that 3 types need two inductors adding to the pcb to allow a specific frequency range of operation. Theses are the ADF4360-7,ADF4360-8 and ADF4360-9. The others all have internal inductance so do not need the external inductor. All can to various degrees have a division of their output frequency also, which makes for a useful device. The datasheets for all types can be found here  :- http://www.analog.com/en/products/rf-microwave/pll-synth/plls-w-integrated-vcos.html
This is a fixed frequency variation for 146.5MHz RBDATV use. The normal pcb with controller and lcd panel, allows full up/down frequency tuning  steps of 100KHz. I also have a channel option built in, so the frequency for DATV can be quickly set. In addition the board remembers the last frequency used and returns to that frequency when switched on again.  Output level is +8dbm via a mimic. Price of complete working system is £45 + p&p A bare adf4360-x pcb  no components is £5 + p&p A fixed frequency system no lcd  or switches but with programmed pic pcb £32 + p&p Contact G8BYI@blueyonder.co.uk  if interested, I make them myself  slowly ))) Though the pcb’s are commercially made. Be warned the adf4360-x needs to be soldered on the pcb using a heat gun since its pins are under the body. It is not for the faint hearted.
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TV Amateur Repeater Located at Bath University