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The ADL5542 is a broadband 20 dB linear amplifier that operates at frequencies up to 6 GHz. The device can be used in a wide variety of CATV, cellular, and instrumentation equipment.

The ADL5542 provides a gain of 20 dB that is stable over frequency, temperature, power supply, and from device to device. The device is internally matched to 50 Ω with an input return loss of 10 dB or better, up to 6 GHz. Only input/output ac coupling capacitors, power supply decoupling capacitors, and an external inductor are required for operation.

The ADL5542 is fabricated on an InGaP HBT process and has an ESD rating of 1 kV (Class 1C). The device is packaged in a 3 mm × 3 mm LFCSP that uses an exposed paddle for excellent thermal impedance.

The ADL5542 consumes 93 mA on a single 5 V supply and is fully specified for operation from −40°C to +85°C.

A fully populated RoHS-compliant evaluation board is available.

The ADL5541 is a companion part that offers a gain of 15 dB in a pin-compatible package.


  • Fixed gain of 20 dB
  • Operation up to 6 GHz
  • Input/output internally matched to 50 Ω
  • Integrated bias control circuit
  • Output IP3
    46 dBm at 500 MHz
    40 dBm at 900 MHz
  • Output 1 dB compression: 20.6 dB at 900 MHz
  • Noise figure of 3 dB at 900 MHz
  • Single 5 V power supply
  • Small footprint 8-lead LFCSP
  • Pin compatible with 15 dB gain ADL5541
  • 1 kV ESD (Class 1C)

Functional Block Diagram for ADL5542


Title Content Type File Type
ADL5542: 50 MHz to 6 GHz RF/IF Gain Block Data Sheet (Rev B, 12/2013) (pdf, 260 kB) Data Sheets PDF
AN-772: A Design and Manufacturing Guide for the Lead Frame Chip Scale Package (LFCSP)  (pdf, 439 kB) Application Notes PDF
Analog Front End for 3G Femto Base Stations Bring Wireless Connectivity Home Analog Dialogue HTML
RF Source Booklet  (PDF, 4353 kB)
RF IC Product Overview - Version P (02/2014)
Overview PDF
RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
ADI RF Amplifier Library for Agilent ADS  (zip, 2620 kB)
Used to analyze ADI RF Gain Blocks in the Agilent ADS modeling environment.
ADIsim Design/Simulation Tools ZIP
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
ADL5542 S-Parameters  (zip, 43 kB) S-Parameters ZIP

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