RF amplifiers from Analog Devices are designed utilizing the company’s leading amplifier and RF IC expertise. The company’s extensive family of single-ended input/output fixed-gain amplifiers can be used from low frequencies up to 6 GHz and include gain blocks, low noise amplifiers, intermediate frequency amplifiers, driver amplifiers and differential amplifiers. These devices offer high linearity, low noise figures, various fixed gain options, as well as low-power consumption and are all fully specified over frequency, temperature, and supply voltage for use in a variety of applications.
Tutorials & Webcasts
Fundamentals of Frequency Synthesis, Part 1: Phased Locked Loops
The first of a two-part series on frequency synthesis, with an introduction to Phased Locked Loops. This webcast looks at the need for frequency generation, the techniques from the past present and future, and how to assess the performance of a frequency synthesis, and real world applications. Particular attention will be focused on Phase Locked Loops (PLL's) as frequency synthesizers.
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.
Introduction to Differential Amplifiers And Design Tools
This Webcast covers the basics of differential amplifiers, their common applications, and explores several design examples. Our amplifier expert also works through the necessary design equations and demonstrates several new online design tools that ease system design complexities. This webinar drives home the principles behind differential amplifiers and provides a good working knowledge of related application techniques.
RF Amplifiers Technical Articles
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)
Direct Conversion Receiver Designs Enable Multi-standard/Multi-band Operation
Modern direct conversion provides a compelling solution for field programmable radio designs and offers a cost benefit and potential performance advantage over traditional receiver solutions. (RF Designline, 2/16/2009)
Brochures & Bulletins
ADL5606 S-Parameters (zip, 20 KB)
ADL5605 S-Parameters (zip, 10 KB)
ADL5320 S-Parameters (zip, 21 KB)
ADL5535 S-Parameters (zip, 19 KB)
ADL5536 S-Parameters (zip, 19 KB)
ADL5604 S-Parameters (zip, 16 KB)
ADL5534 S-Parameters (zip, 23 KB)
ADL5531 S-Parameters (zip, 10 KB)
ADL5322 S-Parameters (zip, 32 KB)
AD8354 S-Parameters (zip, 35 KB)
AD8353 S-Parameters (zip, 35 KB)
ADL5321 S-Parameters (zip, 32 KB)
ADL5601 S-Parameters (zip, 31 KB)
ADL5602 S-Parameters (zip, 31 KB)
ADL5523 S-Parameters (zip, 5 KB)
ADL5521 S-Parameters (zip, 5 KB)
ADL5542 S-Parameters (zip, 43 KB)
ADL5541 S-Parameters (zip, 43 KB)
ADL5530 S-Parameters (zip, 10 KB)
ADL5323 S-Parameters (zip, 32 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.
Circuits from the Lab
CN-0171: Low Noise, Low Distortion Single-Ended Input Drive Circuit for Differential Input IF Sampling ADCs
CN-0049: Interfacing the ADL5534 Dual IF Gain Block To The AD9640 High Speed ADC
CN-0046: Using the AD8352 as an Ultralow Distortion Differential RF/IF Front End for High Speed ADCs
RF Amplifiers Application Notes
AN-1142: Techniques for High Speed ADC PCB Layout (pdf, 392 KB)
AN-835: Understanding High Speed ADC Testing and Evaluation (pdf, 985 KB)