Texas Instruments TRF372017EVM
The Texas Instruments TRF372017EVM evaluation module is designed for testing the performance of the TRF372017 high-performance, integrated quadrature modulator. The TI TRF372017 is a direct up-conversion RF device which integrates a highly-linear, low-noise IQ modulator and a wideband integer-fractional PLL/VCO. The TI TRF372017EVM evaluation module comes configured for differential I/Q input signals via four SMA connectors. There is an on board SMA connector used to monitor the RF output signal from the quadrature modulator. The LO signal is provided either internally (on-chip) or externally through an SMA connector. The TI TRF372017 can generate an LO output signal which can be monitored via an SMA connector. The TRF372017EVM comes with a USB interface used to configure the device via a PC and graphical user interface (GUI) application software. To change RF target frequencies, the user enters the desired operating frequency and the GUI automatically calculates values for the necessary register settings and writes those values to the TRF372017 device.