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AD9874:  Low Power IF Digitizing Subsystem

Product Details

The AD9874 is a general purpose IF subsystem that digitizes a low level 10-300MHz IF input signal with a bandwidth of up to 270 kHz. The signal chain of the AD9874 contains a low-noise amplifier, mixer, a band pass sigma-Delta analog-to-digital converter and a decimation filter with programmable decimation factor. An automatic gain control (AGC) circuit provides the AD9874 with 12 dB of continuous gain adjustment

The high dynamic range and inherent anti-aliasing provided by the bandpass sigma delta converter allows the AD9874 to cope with blocking signals 95 dB stronger than the desired signal. Auxiliary blocks include clock and LO synthesizers in addition to a serial peripheral interface port.

The SPI port programs numerous parameters of the AD9874, thus allowing the device to be optimized for any given application. Programmable parameters include synthesizer divide ratios, AGC attenuation and attack/decay time, received signal strength level, decimation factor, output data format, 16 dB attenuator, and the selected bias currents. The bias currents of the LNA and mixer can be further reduced at the expense of degraded performance for battery-powered applications.


  • Multimode Narrow-Band Radio Products Analog/Digital UHF/VHF FDMA Receivers TETRA, APCO25, GSM/EDGE
  • Portable and Mobile Radio Products
  • Base Station Applications
  • SATCOM Terminals


  • 10-300 MHz Input Frequency
  • Baseband (I/Q) Digital Output
  • 2.7-3.6 Supply Voltage
  • 10-270 KHz Output Signal Bandwidth
  • 8 dB SSB NF
  • +1 dBm IIP3 (typ, max. bias)
  • 95 dB Dynamic Range with 12 dB Continous AGC Range Enabled
  • -18 or -30 dBm max IF Input
    with AGC Disabled
  • LO and Clock Sampling Synthesizers
  • Programmable Decimation Factor,
    Output Format, AGC, and Synthesizer

Functional Block Diagram for AD9874


Title Content Type File Type
AD9874: IF Digitizing Subsystem Data Sheet  (Rev A, 03/2003) (pdf, 1682 kB) Data Sheets PDF
MS-2735: Maximizing the Dynamic Range of Software-Defined Radio  (pdf, 351 kB) Technical Articles PDF
MS-2210: Designing Power Supplies for High Speed ADC  (pdf, 327 kB) Technical Articles PDF
Low-Power IC Digitizes 300 MHz IF  (pdf, 92 kB)
This flexible IF digitizer IC can capture signal band-widths as wide as 270 kHz with better than 90-dB dynamic range. (Microwaves & RF, December 2001)
Technical Articles PDF
Get More Mixed Signal Integration For Less Risk, Cost, and Size Overview HTML
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

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Price, packaging, availability

AD9874 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD9874ABST Status: Production 48 ld LQFP 48 Ind Tray, 250 $17.81 $15.14 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD9874ABSTRL Status: Production 48 ld LQFP 48 Ind Reel, 2000 - $15.14 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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