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AD8342:  Active Receive Mixer LF to 3 GHz

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Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The AD8342 is a high performance, broadband active mixer. It is well suited for demanding receive-channel applications that require wide bandwidth on all ports and very low intermodulation distortion and noise figure.

The AD8342 provides a typical conversion gain of 3.7 dB with an RF frequency of 238 MHz. The integrated LO driver presents a 50 Ω input impedance with a low LO drive level, helping to minimize the external component count.

The differential high impedance broadband RF port allows for easy interfacing to both active devices and passive filters. The RF input accepts input signals as large as 1.6 V p-p or 8 dBm (relative to 50 Ω) at P1dB.

The open-collector differential outputs provide excellent balance and can be used with a differential filter or IF amplifier, such as the AD8370, AD8375, AD8351, AD8352, or ADL5561. These outputs can also be converted to a single-ended signal using a matching network or a balun transformer. The outputs are capable of swinging 2 V p-p when biased to the VPOS supply rail.

The AD8342 is fabricated on an Analog Devices, Inc., proprietary, high performance SiGe IC process. The AD8342 is available in a 16-lead LFCSP. It operates over a −40°C to +85°C temperature range. An evaluation board is also available.


  • Cellular base station receivers
  • ISM receivers
  • Radio links
  • RF instrumentation


  • Broadband RF, LO, and IF ports
  • Conversion gain: 3.7 dB
  • Noise figure: 12.2 dB
  • Input IP3: 22.7 dBm
  • Input P1dB: 8.3 dBm
  • LO drive: 0 dBm
  • Differential high impedance RF input port
  • Single-ended, 50 Ω LO input port
  • Open-collector IF output port
  • Single-supply operation: 5 V @ 98 mA
  • Power-down mode
  • Exposed paddle LFCSP: 3 mm × 3 mm

Functional Block Diagram for AD8342


Title Content Type File Type
AD8342: Active Receive Mixer LF to 3 GHz Data Sheet (Rev B, 07/2009) (pdf, 474 kB) Data Sheets PDF
RF Source Booklet  (PDF, 4353 kB)
RF IC Product Overview - Version P (02/2014)
Overview PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
ADI’s ADIsimRF design tool provides calculations for the most important parameters within the RF signal chain, including cascaded gain, noise figure, IP3, P1dB, and total power consumption.
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ADIsimPLL™- Version 3.60.10
ADIsimPLL enables the rapid and reliable evaluation of new high performance PLL products from ADI. It is the most comprehensive PLL Synthesizer design and simulation tool available today. Simulations performed include all key non-linear effects that are significant in affecting PLL performance. ADIsimPLL removes at least one iteration from the design process, thereby speeding the design- to-market.
ADIsim Design/Simulation Tools HTML

Evaluation Kits & Symbols & Footprints

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Symbols and Footprints— Analog Devices offers Symbols & Footprints which are compatible with a large set of today’s CAD systems for broader and easier support.

Product Recommendations & Reference Designs

Companion Products

Suggested Companion Products

Recommended PLL's for the AD8342

  • For high performance with integrated VCO, we recommend the ADF4350.
  • For lower cost, power and size with integrated VCO, we recommend the ADF4360-X family of fixed frequency PLL's.
  • For higher performance, higher frequency and faster locktimes, we recommend the discrete Integer-N, ADF4106 or the discrete Fractional-N, ADF4153.
Recommended RF/IF Differential Amplifiers for the AD8342
  • For adjustable gain with external resistor, we recommend the AD8351.
  • For ultralow distortion and adjustable gain with external resistor, we recommend the AD8352.
  • For differential input/output digital gain amplifier, we suggest the AD8370 or the AD8375.
  • For ultralow distortion, pin strappable gain adjust, we suggest the ADL5561.
Recommended Power Solutions
  • For selecting voltage regulator products, use ADIsimPower.

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