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ADL5562:  3.3 GHz Ultralow Distortion RF/IF Differential Amplifier

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Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The ADL5562 is a high performance differential amplifier optimized for RF and IF applications. The amplifier offers low noise of 2.1 nV/√Hz and excellent distortion performance over a wide frequency range, making it an ideal driver for high speed 8-bit to 16-bit ADCs.

The ADL5562 provides three gain levels of 6 dB, 12 dB, and 15.5 dB through a pin-strappable configuration. For the single-ended input configuration, the gains are reduced to 5.6 dB, 11.1 dB, and 14.1 dB. Using an external series input resistor expands the amplifier gain flexibility and allows for any gain selection from 0 dB to 15.5 dB.

The quiescent current of the ADL5562 is typically 80 mA and, when disabled, consumes less than 3 mA, offering excellent input-to-output isolation.

The device is optimized for wideband, low distortion performance. These attributes, together with its adjustable gain capability, make this device the amplifier of choice for general-purpose IF and broadband applications where low distortion, noise, and power are critical. This device is optimized for the best combination of slew speed, bandwidth, and broadband distortion. These attributes allow it to drive a wide variety of ADCs and make it ideally suited for driving mixers, pin diode attenuators, SAW filters, and multielement discrete devices.

Fabricated on an Analog Devices, Inc., high speed SiGe process, the ADL5562 is supplied in a compact 3 mm × 3 mm, 16-lead LFCSP package and operates over the temperature range of −40°C to + 85°C.


  • Differential ADC drivers
  • Single-ended to differential conversion
  • RF/IF gain blocks
  • SAW filter interfacing

    • −3 dB bandwidth of 3.3 GHz (AV = 6 dB)
    • Pin-strappable gain adjust: 6 dB, 12 dB, 15.5 dB
    • Differential or single-ended input to differential output
    • Low noise input stage: 2.1 nV/√Hz RTI @ AV = 12 dB
    • IMD3s of −94 dBc at 250 MHz center
    • Slew rate: 9.8 V/ns
    • Fast settling of 2 ns and overdrive recovery of 3 ns
    • Low broadband distortion (AV = 6 dB)
      10 MHz: −91 dBc HD2, −98 dBc HD3
      70 MHz: −102 dBc HD2, −90 dBc HD3
      140 MHz: −104 dBc HD2, −87 dBc HD3
      250 MHz: −80 dBc HD2, −94 dBc HD3
    • Single-supply operation: 3 V to 3.6 V
    • Power-down control
    • Fabricated using the high speed XFCB3 SiGe process

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    Title Content Type File Type
    ADL5562: 3.3 GHz Ultralow Distortion RF/IF Differential Amplifier Data Sheet (Rev E, 01/2014) (pdf, 311 kB) Data Sheets PDF
    AN-1204: Using the ADL5562 Differential Amplifier to Drive Wide Bandwidth ADCs  (pdf, 164 kB) Application Notes PDF
    AN-1098: Methodology for Narrow-Band Interface Design Between High Performance Differential Driver Amplifiers and ADCs  (pdf, 167 kB) Application Notes PDF
    CN-0227: High Performance, 16-Bit, 250 MSPS Wideband Receiver with Antialiasing Filter  (pdf, 262 kB) Circuit Note PDF
    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)
    Technical Articles HTML
    RF Source Booklet  (PDF, 4353 kB)
    RF IC Product Overview - Version P (02/2014)
    Overview PDF
    ADC Drivers Overview HTML
    RAQs index Rarely Asked Questions HTML
    Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

    Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

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    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.
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    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
    ADL5562 S-Parameters  (zip, 179 kB) S-Parameters ZIP

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