RF mixers / multipliers from Analog Devices include both active and passive as well as broadband and narrowband products. These devices promise high-performance and flexibility to help you achieve your target specifications, reduce design time, and optimize your design costs. With leading specifications including speed, dynamic range, noise figure under blocking, SFDR as well as ESD performance, ADI's RF mixers and multipliers help to raise the bar within RF systems.
ADL5811 and ADL5812 Wideband Passive Mixers
Tutorials & Webcasts
Solutions for Fitting High Performance RF Signal Chains into Small Spaces
This webinar will present the current state of integration of RF IC technology, with a focus on the challenges that non-handset-based wireless equipment designers face as they strive for more functionality in smaller spaces, sometimes with the added headache of having to implement broadband transceivers that can be reused at multiple frequencies.
Interfacing RF Components
Few things are as critical to the success to any RF design as the interfacing of the stages within the receiver and transmitter. Harmonics, undesired attenuation, and other deficiencies can manifest themselves in a circuit in which the stages are not properly connected. This webcast will introduce the best practices that will help you get the most out of your RF circuit.
The Differential-signal Advantage for Communications System Design
Understand how differential signal chains and architectures can improve system performance in challenging applications. (RF Designline, 2/1/2010)
Integrated Devices Arm Infrastructure Radios
These highly integrated circuits combine PLLs, VCOs, modulators, and mixers using an advanced SiGe BiCMOS process to save space without sparing electrical performance. (Microwaves & RF, September 2009)
Medical Devices Get A Prescription For Wafer-Level Chip-Scale Packaging
You no longer need to go to the hospital for your next medical treatment. Now, you can carry medical devices wherever you go—and that means small size and low-power design requirements. (Electronic Design, July 23, 2009)
Double DAC Rate by Using Mixers as Switches by Randall Carver, Analog Devices,Inc. (EDN Design Idea, 2/5/2004)
Designing With Single-Ended Passive Mixers By Eric J. Newman Analog Devices, Inc. (RF Globalnet, 8/17/2005)
Brochures & Bulletins
AD8343 S-Parameters (htm, 35 kB)
The S2P file provides differential impedance measurements. The S2P port assignments are as follows:
Port 1: differential input
Port 2: differential output
In most cases the 2-port data will be all you'll need to develop matching networks for the AD8343. LO port can be considered as a 50 ohm input.
ADL5391: S-Parameters (zip, 309 kB)
ADL5390: Class S Parameters (zip, 151 kB)
Utilities & Conversions
VRMS / dBm / dBu / dBV calculator
A utility to convert between standard units of power measurement and signal strength.
RF Impedance Matching Tool
This calculator matches a known complex load to a desired impedance at a given frequency. Computes component values and displays a sample circuit of the matching network.