CDG2000 Front End Board

The CDG2000 Front End Board

This is the first module in the transceiver, and one of the critical ones. It contains the attenuators, switched bandpass filters, H mode mixer, roofing filters and TX/RX switching. It is controlled by means of an I2C interface, details of which are available from Philips semiconductors.

Here you can download an early version of the article submitted to RadCom, the PCB artwork, pictures of the performance and supporting material.

Note that this version of the front end uses a 74AC74 in the mixer to generate the clock.