Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Frequency Range: 30MHz to 1300MHz
  • Low Power: 2.7V to 3.6V Supply; 28mA
  • Low LO Carrier Leakage: –51.5dBm at 500MHz
  • Side-Band Suppression: –52.6dBc at 500MHz
  • Output IP3: 20.8dBm at 500MHz
  • Low RF Output Noise Floor: –156dBm/Hz at 6MHz Offset, PRF = 3dBm
  • Sine Wave or Square Wave LO Drive
  • SPI Control:
    • Adjustable Gain: –19dB to 0dB in 1dB Steps Effecting Supply Current from 8mA to 35mA
    • I/Q Offset Adjust: –65dBm LO Carrier Leakage
    • I/Q Gain/Phase Adjust: –60dBc Side-Band Suppressed
  • 24-Lead QFN 4mm × 4mm Package

Product Details

The LTC5599 is a direct conversion I/Q modulator designed for low power wireless applications that enable direct modulation of differential baseband I and Q signals on an RF carrier. Single side-band modulation or side-band suppressed upconversion can be achieved by applying 90° phase-shifted signals to the I and Q inputs. The I/Q baseband input ports can be either AC or DC coupled to a source with a common mode voltage level of about 1.4V. The SPI interface controls the supply current, modulator gain, and allows optimization of the LO carrier feedthrough and side-band suppression, with sine wave or square wave LO drive. A fixed LC network on the LO and RF ports covers a continuous 90MHz to 1300MHz operation. An on-chip thermometer can be activated to compensate for gain-temperature variations. More accurate temperature measurements can be made using an on-chip diode. In addition, a continuous analog gain control (VCTRL) pin can be used for fast power control.

Applications

  • Wireless Microphones
  • Battery Powered Radios
  • Ad-Hoc Wireless Infrastructure Networks
  • “White-Space” Transmitters
  • Software Defined Radios (SDR)
  • Military Radios

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