400 MHz TO 6000 MHz Quadrature Demodulator

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The ADL5380 is a broadband quadrature I-Q demodulator that covers an RF/IF input frequency range from 400 MHz to 6 GHz. With a NF = 10.9 dB, IP1dB = 11.6 dBm, and IIP3 = 29.7 dBm @ 900 MHz, the ADL5380 demodulator offers outstanding dynamic range suitable for the demanding infrastructure direct-conversion requirements. The differential RF inputs provide a well-behaved broadband input impedance of 50 Ω and are best driven from a 1:1 balun for optimum performance.

Excellent demodulation accuracy is achieved with amplitude and phase balances of ~0.07 dB and ~0.2°, respectively. The demodulated in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) differential outputs are fully buffered and provide a voltage conversion gain of ~7 dB. The buffered baseband outputs are capable of driving a 2 V p-p differential signal into 200 Ω.

The fully balanced design minimizes effects from second-order distortion. The leakage from the LO port to the RF port is <−50 dBm. Differential dc offsets at the I and Q outputs are typically <20 mV. Both of these factors contribute to the excellent IIP2 specification, which is >65 dBm.

The ADL5380 operates off a single 4.75 V to 5.25 V supply. The supply current is adjustable by placing an external resistor from the ADJ pin to either the positive supply, VS, (to increase supply current and improve IIP3) or to ground (which decreases supply current at the expense of IIP3).

The ADL5380 is fabricated using the Analog Devices, Inc., advanced silicon-germanium bipolar process and is available in a 24-lead exposed paddle LFCSP.


  • Cellular W-CDMA/GSM/LTE
  • Microwave point-to-(multi)point radios
  • Broadband wireless and WiMAX
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    ADL5380-EVALZ is a fully populated, 4–layer, FR4 based evaluation board designed to allow easy evaluation of all features of the ADL5380 at RF input frequencies from 400 MHz to 6 GHz. The evaluation board integrates bypassable transformers to allow single ended or differential baseband I and Q outputs and an option to drive the RF and LO inputs with a single ended or differential signals. The evaluation board requires only a single supply within the range of 4.75 V to 5.25 V.


    EVAL-AD-FMCOMMS6-EBZ Circuit Diagram


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    The AD-FMCOMMS6-EBZ eval board is a 400MHz to 4.4GHz receiver based on the AD9652 dual 16bit analog to digital converter, the ADL5566 High Dynamic Range RF/IF Dual Differential Amplifier and the ADL5380 quadrature demodulator.

    This is an I and Q demodulation approach to direct convert (also known as a homodyne or zero IF) receiver architecture. Direct conversion radios perform just one frequency translation compared to a super-heterodyne receiver that can perform several frequency translations. One frequency translation is advantageous because it:

    • Reduces receiver complexity and the number of stages needed, increasing performance and reducing power consumption
    • Avoids image rejection issues and unwanted mixing

    This topology will provide image rejection and early implementation of the differential signal environment. There is an amplification stage to maintain the full-scale input to the ACD. The local oscillator and ADC clock are on board and share the same reference signal prevent smearing. The form factor is VITA57 compliant and all of the DC power is routed from the data capture board through an FMC connector. This evaluation board demonstrates a high performance receiver signal chain aimed at military and commercial radar using “commercial off the shelf” (COTS) components. The overall circuit has a bandwidth of 220MHz with a pass band flatness of +/_ 1.0 dB. The SNR and SFDR measured at an IF of 145MHz are 64dB and 75dBc, respectively.


    AD-FMCOMMS1-EBZ Circuit Diagram

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    This board is no longer available for ordering.

    The AD-FMCOMMS1-EBZ high-speed analog module is designed to showcase the latest generation high-speed data converters. The AD-FMCOMMS1-EBZ provides the analog front-end for a wide range of compute-intensive FPGA-based radio applications.

    The AD-FMCOMMS1-EBZ is an analog front end hardware platform that addresses a broad range of research, academic, industrial and defense applications. The AD-FMCOMMS1-EBZ enables RF applications from 400MHz to 4 GHz. The module is customizable to a wide range of frequencies by software without any hardware changes, providing options for GPS or IEEE 1588 Synchronization, and MIMO configurations.

    When combined with the Xilinx ZYNQ® Software-Defined Radio Kit, AD-FMCOMMS1-EBZ enables a variety of wireless communications functions at the physical layer, from baseband to RF. With up to 4 GB of flash storage space, 512 MB of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet interface (depending on the base platform) and a Linux image built specifically for the AD-FMCOMMS1-EBZ, you can get everything you need for a easy out of the box experience. The platform offers enough flexibility for many applications, and supports streaming data, and standard web interfaces to analyze transmitted RF data.


    • Electronic test and measurement equipment
    • General-purpose software radios
    • Radar systems
    • Ultra wideband satellite receivers
    • Point to point communication systems

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    Recommended Dual Analog-to-Digital Converters

    • For 12-bit performance, low power, low cost and ease of use: AD9231.
    • For 14-bit performance, low power and high sampling rate: AD9258, AD9251.
    • For 16-bit performance, continuous time sigma delta architecture with integrated QEC: AD9262.
    • For 16-bit performance, low power and high sampling rate: AD9268, AD9650.
    • For 16-bit performance, multistage differential pipeline architecture with integrated quadrature error correction (QEC): AD9269.

    Recommended PLL's

    • For high performance with integrated VCO: ADF4350.
    • For higher performance, higher frequency and faster locktimes: ADF4106, ADF4156.

    Recommended Low-Noise Voltage Regulators

    • For a fixed 5V, 500mA low dropout regulator with reverse current protection: ADP7104.

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