For measurement purposes we need to generate a frequency chirp from 9 to 9.55 GHz.
to do this we thought of using EV-ADF4159EBxZ board together with HMC510 or HMC734 VCO. If I understood correctly their packaging is similar to the original VCO that can be soldered to the board (MAOC-009269).
1. Can those VCO's be soldered to the board in place of the original VCO?
2. Can I buy the board with one of the VCO's already assembled?
3. If not, Should I use EB1Z (and just solder it) or EB3Z (remove the original vco and the solder it)
4. Will the functionality be hindered? (voltage levels, matching, output power, etc)