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Low-cost RF synthesizer uses generic ICs?
« on: May 10, 2024, 1757 UTC »
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Re: Low-cost RF synthesizer uses generic ICs?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2024, 0719 UTC »
DDS if a far simpler solution as its a single chip.

AD9833 is available with clock on a pcb for <$2.

Just add lpf and attiny45 to talk to it and you've got dc-12MHz.

'It's better to give than receive' so why Rx when you can Tx!



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