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ADL5801:  High IP3, 10 MHz TO 6 GHz, Active Mixer

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Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The ADL5801 uses a high linearity, doubly balanced, active mixer core with integrated LO buffer amplifier to provide high dynamic range frequency conversion from 10 MHz to 6 GHz. The mixer benefits from a proprietary linearization architecture that provides enhanced input IP3 performance when subject to high input levels. A bias adjust feature allows the input linearity, SSB noise figure, and dc current to be optimized using a single control pin. An optional input power detector is provided for adaptive bias control. The high input linearity allows the device to be used in demanding cellular applications where in-band blocking signals may otherwise result in degradation in dynamic performance. The adaptive bias feature allows the part to provide high input IP3 performance when presented with large blocking signals. When blockers are removed, the ADL5801 can automatically bias down to provide low noise figure and low power consumption.

The balanced active mixer arrangement provides superb LO-to-RF and LO-to-IF leakage, typically better than −40 dBm. The IF outputs are designed to provide a typical voltage conversion gain of 7.8 dB when loaded into a 200 Ω load. The broad frequency range of the open-collector IF outputs allows the ADL5801 to be applied as an upconverter for various transmit applications.

The ADL5801 is fabricated using a SiGe high performance IC process. The device is available in a compact 4 mm × 4 mm, 24-lead LFCSP package and operates over a −40°C to +85°C temperature range. An evaluation board is also available.


  • Cellular base station receivers
  • Radio link downconverters
  • Broadband block conversion
  • Instrumentation


  • Broadband upconverter/downconverter
  • Power conversion gain of 1.8 dB
  • Broadband RF, LO, and IF ports
  • SSB noise figure (NF) of 9.75 dB
  • Input IP3: 28.5 dBm
  • Input P1dB: 13.3 dBm
  • Typical LO drive: 0 dBm
  • Single-supply operation: 5 V at 130 mA
  • Adjustable bias for low power operation
  • Exposed paddle, 4 mm × 4 mm, 24-lead LFCSP package

Functional Block Diagram for ADL5801

Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

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Recommended PLL's for the ADL5801

  • 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 ADF4156.
Recommended RF/IF Differential Amplifiers for the ADL5801
  • For adjustable gain with external resistor, we recommend the AD8351.
  • For ultralow distortion and adjustable gain with external resistor, we recommend the AD8352.
  • 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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ADL5801-EVALZ Status: Production Evaluation Board $140.00 Yes -

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