Interface Components

I'm looking to build a simple source/control using the HMC358 Oscillator and the HMC812ALC4 Attenuator.

This is my fist layout of a microwave PCB, and was looking at the recommended interface schematics for the IC's.  Is there a good reference note that helps with proper component selection for these interfaces?

In particular, cap selection, and ESD component selection.  I looked through quite a few datasheets, and frequency graphs typically stop at 2-4GHz.  I'll be operating at 6.650GHz max frequency, and would like to know if there is a source/knowledge-base that you folks with experience typically look to for proper interface components. 


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    •  Analog Employees 
    on May 26, 2020 5:47 PM 10 months ago


    You can refer to the evaluation board designs for component recommendations and application circuits for design reference.
    For the newer parts, we now post gerber files and more detailed application notes (for example, please refer to the datasheets of ADRF5026 or ADRF5730, etc). We also now post user guides that contain the part number for the components used on the evaluation boards (ex: ADRF5019).

    The different products are supported by different application engineers within the company. If you need more information than what is provided online, please reach out to the technical support ( They should be able to help you.