Query in AD9371 Evaluation Board  VCXO selection doc

With reference to https://ez.analog.com/docs/DOC-16454


From the AD9528 data sheet: 

M1 = 3,4,5

Also it appears from the diagrams Figs 27 & 30 that the x 2 multiplier is in series with the 5 bit divider. it appears (Table 50) that this can be enabled with any value of R1 divider, If this is true then additional dividers possible are:

0.5, 1.5, ... 15.5 

Finally, regarding the requirement 

Maximum frequency after the RF VCO divider (M1) is limited to 1000MHz

I don't find any such limitation in the data sheet. I do see (Table 8)

Output Frequency 1000MHz or 1250MHz otuputs 1 and 2 only

However output is after channel divider. is it possible that the channel divider will work with input < 1250MHz 


Please verify 



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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Oct 21, 2016 12:04 PM over 4 years ago

    X 2 multiplier is taken care in the block diagram , i.e.. 0.5  ( X2 /4 (R1 divider) ) & additional dividers as mentioned above are not possible.

    Yes you are correct that is captured in Table 8 . If you see Figure 27 , M1 divider has options  3,4,5 Divider  and it cannot be bypassed. So input to channel divider will be VCO frequency /3 max and /5 min.

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Aug 2, 2018 3:37 PM over 2 years ago
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