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ADL5350:  LF to 4 GHz High Linearity Y-Mixer

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Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The ADL5350 is a high linearity, up-and-down converting mixer capable of operating over a broad input frequency range. It is well suited for demanding cellular base-station mixer designs that require high sensitivity and effective blocker immunity. Based on a GaAs pHEMT, single-ended mixer architecture, the ADL5350 provides excellent input linearity and low noise figure without the need for a high power level local oscillator (LO) drive.

In 850 MHz/900 MHz receive applications, the ADL5350 provides a typical conversion loss of only 6.8 dB. The integrated LO amplifier allows a low LO drive level, typically only 4 dBm for most applications. The input IP3 is typically greater than 25 dBm, with an input compression point of 19 dBm. The high input linearity of the ADL5350 makes the device an excellent mixer for communications systems that require high blocker immunity, such as GSM 850/900 and 800 MHz CDMA2000. At 2 GHz, a slightly greater supply current is required to obtain similar performance.

The single-ended broadband RF/IF port allows the device to be customized for a desired band of operation using simple external filter networks. The LO to RF isolation is based on the LO rejection of the RF port filter network. Greater isolation may be achieved by using higher order filter networks, as described in the Applications Information section of this data sheet.

The ADL5350 is fabricated on a GaAs pHEMT, high performance IC process. The ADL5350 is available in a 3 mm x 2 mm 8-lead LFCSP. It operates over a −40°C to +85°C temperature range. An evaluation board is also available.


  • Cellular base station
  • Point-to-point radio links
  • RF instrumentation
  • Data Sheet, Rev. 0, 2/08


    • Broadband radio frequency (RF), intermediate frequency (IF), and local oscillator (LO) ports
    • Conversion loss: 6.8 dB
    • Noise figure: 6.5 dB
    • High input IP3: 25 dBm
    • High input P1dB: 19 dBm
    • Low LO drive level
    • Single-ended design: no need for baluns
    • Single-supply operation: 3 V @ 19 mA
    • Miniature, 2 mm × 3 mm, 8-lead LFCSP
    • RoHS compliant

    Functional Block Diagram for ADL5350


    Title Content Type File Type
    ADL5350: LF to 4 GHz High Linearity Y-Mixer Data Sheet (Rev 0, 02/2008) (pdf, 402 kB) Data Sheets PDF
    Designing With Single-Ended Passive Mixers  (pdf, 1656 kB)
    By Eric J. Newman Analog Devices, Inc.
    Technical Articles 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.
    ADIsim Design/Simulation Tools HTML
    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

    Evaluation Boards & KitsView the Evaluation Boards and Kits page for documentation and purchasing

    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

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    Recommended PLL's for the ADL5350

    • 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 Single-Ended IF Gain Blocks for the ADL5350
    • For frequencies up to 500MHz and a gain of 20dB, we recommend the ADL5531 or the dual ADL5534.
    • For frequencies up to 1Ghz, and a gain of 16dB and 20dB respectively,we recommend the pin compatible ADL5535 and the ADL5536.
    Recommended Power Solutions
    • For selecting voltage regulator products, use ADIsimPower.

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    ADL5350 Model Options
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    Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
    ADL5350ACPZ-R2 Status: Production 8 ld LFCSP (2x3x.85mm) 8 Ind Reel, 250 - - Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase
    ADL5350ACPZ-R7 Status: Production 8 ld LFCSP (2x3x.85mm) 8 Ind Reel, 3000 - $2.39 Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase Sample
    ADL5350ACPZ-WP Status: Production 8 ld LFCSP (2x3x.85mm) 8 Ind Tray, 50 $2.86 $2.39 Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase
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    ADL5350 Evaluation Board
    Model Description Price RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
    ADL5350-EVALZ Status: Production Evaluation Board $100.19 Yes -

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