30 MHz TO 2 GHz Quadrature Demodulator

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The ADL5387 is a broadband quadrature I/Q demodulator that covers an RF/IF input frequency range from 30 MHz to 2 GHz. With a NF = 13.2 dB, IP1dB = 12.7 dBm, and IIP3 = 32 dBm @ 450 MHz, the ADL5387 demodulator offers outstanding dynamic range suitable for the demanding infrastructure direct-conversion requirements. The differential RF/IF inputs provide a well-behaved broadband input impedance of 50 Ω and are best driven from a 1:1 balun for optimum performance.

Ultrabroadband operation is achieved with a divide-by-2 method for local oscillator (LO) quadrature generation. Over a wide range of LO levels, excellent demodulation accuracy is achieved with amplitude and phase balances ~0.05 dB and ~0.4°, respectively. The demodulated in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) differential outputs are fully buffered and provide a voltage conversion gain of >4 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 <−70 dBc. Differential dc-offsets at the I and Q outputs are <10 mV. Both of these factors contribute to the excellent IIP2 specifications > 60 dBm.

The ADL5387 operates off a single 4.75 V to 5.25 V supply. The supply current is adjustable with an external resistor from the BIAS pin to ground.

The ADL5387 is fabricated using the Analog Devices, Inc. advanced silicon-germanium bipolar process and is available in a 24-lead exposed paddle LFCSP.


  • QAM/QPSK RF/IF demodulators
  • Microwave point-to-(multi)point radios
  • Broadband wireless and WiMAX
  • Broadband CATVs
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    ADL5387-EVALZ is a fully populated, 4-layer, FR4-based evaluation board designed to allow easy evaluation of all of the features of the ADL5387. The evaluation board integrates bypassable transformers to allow single ended or differential baseband I and Q outputs and the evaluation board requires only a single supply within the range of 4.75 V to 5.25 V.

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