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AD8367:  500 MHz, 45 dB Linear-in-dB Variable Gain Amplifier

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Silicon Bipolar VGA with integrated Square Law Detector

The AD8367 is a high-performance variable gain amplifier designed to be used at IF frequencies up to 500 MHz. An externally applied analog gain control voltage of 0 to 1 volt, scales the 45 dB of gain control range to provide 20 mV/dB output. The precise linear-dB gain control is achieved with a proprietary X-AMP™ architecture, consisting of a variable attenuator network fed by a Gaussian interpolator yielding precise linear gain adjustment.

In addition the AD8367 has an integrated square law detector, which enables the part to be used as an AGC solution and provides a detected received signal strength indication (RSSI) output voltage.

The AD8367 has been specified for operation at common IF frequencies 70 MHz, 140 MHz, 190 MHz and 240 MHz found in the cellular CDMA / GSM and W-CDMA applications.

The AD8367 is fabricated on a high performance silicon bipolar process, package in 14-lead thin shrunk small outline (TSSOP) package fully specified over –40°C to +85°C temperature range.


  • Wide bandwidth 500 MHz (-3 dB bandwidth)
  • Linear-in-dB continuous analog gain control
  • Integrated on chip square law detector for AGC operation
  • High linearity output IP3 36.5 dBm @ 70 MHz
  • High output compression P1dB 8.5 dBm @
    70 MHz
  • Single ended 200 Ω input impedance
  • Gain control range 45 dB with max gain
    42.5 dB
  • Small footprint 14-lead TSSOP package

Functional Block Diagram for AD8367


Title Content Type File Type
AD8367: 500MHz, Linear-in-dB VGA with AGC Detector Data Sheet  (Rev A, 08/2005) (pdf, 485 kB) Data Sheets PDF
Design and Operation of Automatic Gain Control Loops for Receivers in Modern Communication Systems  (pdf, 129 kB) Tutorials PDF
X-amp, A New 45-dB, 500-MHz Variable-Gain Amplifier (VGA) Simplifies Adaptive Receiver Designs
(Analog Dialogue, Vol. 36, No. 1, January-February, 2002)
Analog Dialogue HTML
Linear-in-dB Variable Gain Amplifier Provides True RMS Power Measurements
by Eric Newman and Stephen Lee, Analog Devices, Inc. (Wireless Design 2004)
Technical Articles HTML
Integrated VGA Aids Precise Gain Control  (pdf, 194 kB)
by Phillip Halford and Eamon Nash, Analog Devices, Inc. (Microwaves & RF, March 2002)
Technical Articles PDF
Variable Gain Amplifier Selection Table  (pdf, 68 kB) Product Selection Guide PDF
RF Source Booklet  (PDF, 4353 kB)
RF IC Product Overview - Version P (02/2014)
Overview PDF
Leading Inside Advertorials: Solving Dynamic Range Problems in Analog Systems  (pdf, 75 kB) Overview PDF
What are Variable Gain Amplifiers (VGA's) and how are they used? FAQs/RAQs HTML
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

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Price, packaging, availability

AD8367 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD8367ARU Status: Production 14 ld TSSOP 14 Ind Tube, 96 $5.83 $5.32 N  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8367ARU-REEL7 Status: Production 14 ld TSSOP 14 Ind Reel, 1000 - $5.32 N  Material Info PCN Purchase
AD8367ARUZ Status: Production 14 ld TSSOP 14 Ind Tube, 96 $5.04 $4.60 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
AD8367ARUZ-RL7 Status: Production 14 ld TSSOP 14 Ind Reel, 1000 - $4.60 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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AD8367 Evaluation Board
Model Description Price RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD8367-EVALZ Status: Production Evaluation Board - Yes -

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