The ADRF6620 is a highly integrated active mixer and synthesizer that is ideally suited for wireless receiver subsystems. The feature rich device consists of a high linearity broadband active mixer; an integrated fractional-N PLL; low phase noise, multicore VCO; and IF DGA. In addition, the ADRF6620 integrates a 4:1 RF switch, an on-chip tunable RF balun, programmable RF attenuator, and low dropout (LDO) regulators. This highly integrated device fits within a small 7 mm × 7 mm footprint.
The high isolation 4:1 RF switch and on-chip tunable RF balun enable the ADRF6620 to support four single-ended 50 Ω terminated RF inputs. A programmable attenuator ensures optimal RF input drive to the high linearity mixer core. The integrated DSA has an attenuation range of 0 dB to 15 dB with a step size of 1 dB.
The ADRF6620 offers two alternatives for generating the differential LO input signal: externally, via a high frequency, low phase noise LO signal, or internally, via the on-chip fractional-N PLL synthesizer. The integrated synthesizer enables continuous LO coverage from 350 MHz to 2850 MHz. The PLL reference input can support a wide frequency range because the divide and multiply blocks can be used to increase or decrease the reference frequency to the desired value before it is passed to the phase frequency detector (PFD).
The integrated high linearity DGA provides an additional gain range from 3 dB to 15 dB in steps of 0.5 dB for maximum flexibility in driving an analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
The ADRF6620 is fabricated using an advanced silicon-germanium BiCMOS process. It is available in a 48-lead, RoHS-compliant, 7 mm × 7 mm LFCSP package with an exposed pad. Performance is specified over the −40°C to +85°C temperature range.
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|ADRF6620: 700 MHz to 2700 MHz Rx Mixer with Integrated IF DGA, Fractional-N PLL, and VCO Data Sheet (Rev 0, 08/2013) (pdf, 3902 kB)||Data Sheets|
|UG-558: Evaluating the ADRF6620, a 700 MHz to 2700 MHz Rx Mixer with Integrated IF Amplifier, Fractional-N PLL, and VCO (pdf, 1634 kB)||User Guides|
|Analog Devices Unveils New RF and Microwave Innovations at IMS2013 (04 Jun 2013)||Press Releases||HTML|
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