Norwood, MA (06/14/2010) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications and leading provider of RF integrated circuits, is introducing a TruPwr® RF power detector for 3G and 4G mobile terminals. The ADL5505 TruPwr RF power detector is a highly accurate, easy-to-use device for determining the RMS (root mean square) power of complex waveforms. It can be used for power measurements of both simple and complex waveforms and is particularly useful for measuring high crest factor (high peak-to-RMS ratio) signals, such as W-CDMA, CDMA2000, WiMAX, WLAN and LTE waveforms. It is also effective for optimizing the performance of linear power amplifiers. Furthermore, with industry-leading specifications and the smallest footprint at a mere .8 mm x .8 mm, the ADL5505 power detector eliminates the need for look-up tables and correction factors for large and changing crest factors, significantly increasing efficiency, battery life and signal quality while reducing bill of materials cost.
ADL5505 Key Features and Benefits
Pricing, Availability and Complementary Products
The ADL5505 is available now in a 0.8 mm x 0.8 mm WLCSP package and is priced at $2.50 per unit in 1,000-unit quantities. In addition to the RMS power detectors, ADI has a wide range of products used within mobile terminals, including MEMs accelerometers, audio amplifiers, HDMI interfaces, lens driver components, power management, and audio switches.
ADI’s RF IC Portfolio Covers Entire RF Signal Chain
Using a unique combination of design skills, system understanding and process technologies, Analog Devices offers the broadest portfolio of RF ICs covering the entire RF signal chain from industry-leading high-performance RF function blocks to highly integrated WiMAX and short-range, single-chip transceiver solutions. The RF function blocks include DDS and PLL synthesizers; TruPwr RMS power detectors and logarithmic amplifiers; X-Amp® VGAs; power amplifiers, LNAs and other RF amplifiers, mixers and direct conversion modulator and demodulator products. These products are supported by a wide range of free design tools to ease the development of RF systems. For more information, visit: http://www.analog.com/RF.
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