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AFE7444EVM: AFE7444 LO step size

Part Number: AFE7444EVM
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: AFE7444

Hi TI team,

Greetings for the day.

I am working on AFE7444 TRx chip. While doing frequency hopping i would like to vary AFE7444 LO with 1Hz step size. Can AFE7444 support 1Hz step size? If no, what will be the minimum step size it will support.

Waiting for your acknowledgement.

Thank you.


  • Sreehari:

    No, not quite.  The AFE74xx has a 32-bit NCO.  The exact step size is dependent on the data converter sampling clock.  The mini resolution is: Fclk / 2^32.

    For example, a 3 GHz ADC clock will yield a step size of 3G/2^32 ~= 0.698 Hz.  The step size is below 1 Hz, but not exactly 1 Hz.