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External LO for AD9361

Question asked by Silver on Jun 6, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 13, 2017 by sripad


Was reading the reference manual for AD9361, it states on Pg 19 "Unlike the internal synthesizers that always operate from 6 GHz to 12 GHz no matter the RF tune frequency, the frequency applied when an External LO is used is 2× the desired RF LO frequency." I don't quite understand this statement.


So, if my RF frequency is 1.5GHz, I must use 3GHz for LO? Could anyone please help to clarify? Thank you.