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ADF7012:  Multichannel ISM Band FSK/GFSK/OOK/GOOK/ASK Transmitter

Product Details

The ADF7012 is a low power FSK/GFSK/OOK/GOOK/ASK UHF transmitter designed for short-range devices (SRDs). The output power, output channels, deviation frequency, and mod-ulation type are programmable by using four, 32-bit registers.

The fractional-N PLL and VCO with external inductor enable the user to select any frequency in the 75 MHz to 1 GHz band. The fast lock times of the fractional-N PLL make the ADF7012 suitable in fast frequency hopping systems. The fine frequency deviations available and PLL phase noise performance facilitates narrow-band operation.

There are five selectable modulation schemes: binary frequency shift keying (FSK), Gaussian frequency shift keying (GFSK), binary on-off keying (OOK), Gaussian on-off keying (GOOK), and amplitude shift keying (ASK). In the compensation register, the output can be moved in <1 ppm steps so that indirect com-pensation for frequency error in the crystal reference can be made.

A simple 3-wire interface controls the registers. In power-down, the part has a typical quiescent current of <0.1 μA.


  • Single-chip, low power UHF transmitter
  • 75 MHz to 1 GHz frequency operation
  • Multichannel operation using fractional-N PLL
  • 2.3 V to 3.6 V operation
  • On-board regulator
  • Programmable output power
    −16 dBm to +14 dBm, 0.4 dB steps
  • Data rates: dc to 179.2 kbps
  • Low current consumption
    868 MHz, 10 dBm, 21 mA
    433 MHz, 10 dBm, 17 mA
    315 MHz, 0 dBm, 10 mA
  • Programmable low battery voltage indicator
  • 24-lead TSSOP

Functional Block Diagram for ADF7012

Additional Information and 3rd party developers information

For other ISM and Licensed Band Transmitters and Receivers, see ADF7901 and ADF7902.

ADF70xx Third Party Developers
There is a growing list of companies developing a wide range of solutions that support ADI’s ADF70xx products. View the list and learn more about becoming a third party developer.


Title Content Type File Type
ADF7012:  Multi-Channel ISM Band FSK/GFSK/00K/G00K/ASK Transmitter Data Sheet (Rev A, 06/2009) (pdf, 772 kB) Data Sheets PDF
RF Meets Power Lines: Designing Intelligent Smart Grid Systems that Promote Energy Efficiency
RF DesignLine, March 2010
Technical Articles HTML
The Use of Short Range Wireless in a Multi-Metering System  (pdf, 220 kB)
One of the more evident trends at the recent Metering Europe 2006 event in Copenhagen was that both meter manufacturers and utility companies are placing an increased emphasis on the use of communication networks to create added value for their systems and also to leverage from infrastructure investment already in place.
(Metering International, December, 2006)
Technical Articles PDF
Understand Wireless Short-Range Devices for Global License-Free Systems
Short-range devices (SRD) are radio transmitters that communicate unidirectionally or bidirectionally with little capability of interfering with other radio equipment. They provide many different services, including home automation, wireless alarms, and remote keyless entry.
(RF DesignLine, March 07, 2007)
Technical Articles HTML
Wireless Short Range Devices and Narrowband Communications
The term “Short Range Device” (SRD) covers radio transmitters which provide either unidirectional or bi-directional communication and which have a low capability of causing interference to other radio equipment.
(Microwave Product Digest, July, 2007)
Technical Articles HTML
Design, Simulate, and Document Proprietary Wireless Systems
The broad acceptance of standards developed for short range wireless connectivity has been one of the notable features of the semiconductor market in the past few years. The available wireless standards are not always the best fit for the application’s requirements, however.
(Analog Dialogue, Volume 42, Number 4 2008)
Technical Articles HTML
Smart Metering Technology Promotes Energy Efficiency for a Greener World
The metering of electric power coming into the home is going electronic, replacing the long-established electromechanical power-line meter (from the 1890s) with all-electronic smart meters.
(RF DesignLine, July 27, 2009)
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Low Power, Low Cost, Wireless ECG Holter Monitor Technical Articles HTML
RF Source Booklet  (PDF, 4353 kB)
RF IC Product Overview - Version P (02/2014)
Overview PDF
RF Transceivers for Short Range Devices  (pdf, 2819 kB)
The ADF7000 series of transmitter and transceiver ICs provides high performance, robust, short range wireless connections.
Overview PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
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Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
ADIsimSRD Design Studio
Analog Devices ADIsimSRD Design Studio is a very powerful tool allowing real-time simulation and optimization of many of the parameters in a typical wireless system using the ADF7xxx family of transceivers and transmitters.
ADIsim Design/Simulation Tools HTML
RF Design Tools ADIsim Design/Simulation Tools HTML
ADF70xx Evaluation Software  (zip, 25403 kB)
The most up-to-date ADF70xx software download is bundled with all documentation, including schematics, for the ADF70xx family of transceivers. Layout can be found in the gerber files under the documentation tab.
Evaluation Software ZIP

Evaluation Kits & Symbols & Footprints

Evaluation Boards & KitsView the Evaluation Boards and Kits page for documentation and purchasing

Symbols and Footprints— Analog Devices offers Symbols & Footprints which are compatible with a large set of today’s CAD systems for broader and easier support.

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Price, packaging, availability

ADF7012 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
ADF7012BRUZ Status: Production 24 ld TSSOP 24 Ind Tube, 62 $1.66 $0.99 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase Sample
ADF7012BRUZ-RL Status: Production 24 ld TSSOP 24 Ind Reel, 2500 - $0.99 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
ADF7012BRUZ-RL7 Status: Production 24 ld TSSOP 24 Ind Reel, 1000 - $0.99 Y  Material Info PCN Purchase
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The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. sales office or authorized distributor. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing.

ADF7012 Evaluation Boards
Model Description Price RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
EVAL-ADF70XXMBZ2 Status: Production Mother Board $151.80 Yes -
EVAL-ADF7012DBZ1 Status: Production Daughter Board (902 MHz - 928 MHz) $50.60 Yes -
EVAL-ADF7012DBZ2 Status: Production Daughter Board (862 MHz - 870 MHz) $50.60 Yes -
EVAL-ADF7012DBZ3 Status: Production Daughter Board (426 MHz - 445 MHz) $50.60 Yes -
EVAL-ADF7012DBZ4 Status: Production Daughter Board (310 MHz - 320 MHz) $50.60 Yes -
EVAL-ADF7012DBZ5 Status: Production Daughter Board (50 MHz - 1.0 GHz) $50.60 Yes -

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