Summer 2014
News on ICs for the entire RF signal chain.
 
Analog Devices to Acquire Hittite Microwave Corporation

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a global leader in high performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, and Hittite Microwave Corporation (NASDAQ: HITT), an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for RF, and microwave and millimeter wave applications, announced on June 9, 2014, that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement whereby ADI will acquire Hittite. For more details, please view the press release here.
 
 
New PLLs Deliver Widest Frequency Range Coverage and Lowest VCO Phase Noise in a Single Devices
The new ADF5355, ADF4355-2, and ADF4155 cover frequencies from 55 MHz to 14 GHz and deliver breakthrough noise performance for macro-cell base stations, point-to-point systems, radar, and test and measurement applications. View the press release here for more information.

55 MHz to 14 GHz Synthesizer with Integrated Ultralow Noise VCO

–133 dBc/Hz @ 1 MHz offset at 6 GHz
–105 dBc/Hz @ 100k Hz offset at 12 GHz
–224 dBc/Hz phase noise figure of merit

The ADF5355 is production released with samples available. Learn more.
   

55 MHz to 4.4 GHz Synthesizer with Integrated Ultralow Noise VCO

–144 dBc/Hz @ 1 MHz offset at 1.5 GHz

The ADF4355-2 is production released with samples available. Learn more.
   

8 GHz Standalone Fractional-N PLL

125 MHz phase detector

The ADF4155 is production released with samples available. Learn more.
   
Analog Devices Adds New Ultrahigh Speed Converters to World-Leading Data Converter Portfolio
Expanding its world-leading data converter portfolio, ADI recently added a variety of ultrahigh speed converters that offer breakthrough performance over the dc to 2 GHz bandwidth and meet the most demanding customer needs.

12-Bit, 2.0 GSPS/2.5 GSPS Analog-to-Digital Converter IC

High dynamic performance: SFDR = 79 dBFS at 1 GHz AIN; 75 dBFS at 1.8 GHz AIN
Noise spectral density = –150 dBFS/Hz at 2.5 GSPS
Flexible 6- or 8-lane JESD204B serial output
Control path SPI interface port that supports various product features and functions, such as data formatting, gain, and offset calibration values

The AD9625 is production released with samples available. Learn more.
   
New Low Distortion 2.5 GHz Differential Amplifier
The high performance ADA4961 BiCMOS RF amplifier sets a new benchmark for dynamic range for power consumed and allows GHz converters to achieve their optimum performance with minimal limitations of the driver amplifier or constraints on overall power that typically result from GaAs amplifiers.

Differential Amplifier

Optimized for driving heavy loads out to 1.5 GHz and beyond
–90 dBc IMD3 performance at 500 MHz and –87 dBc at 1.5 GHz
Very low output noise at 6.8 nV/√Hz
SFDR of 133 dB/Hz at 1.5 GHz and a new benchmark for dynamic range for the power consumed

The ADA4961 is production released with samples available. Learn more.
   
New Rapid Prototyping Platform for Design of Wideband Data Acquisition Systems
The AD-FMCADC2-EBZ FMC module provides superior wideband dynamic performance and integrated functionality and enables development and prototyping of advanced RF sampling architectures.

AD-FMCADC2-EBZ Rapid Prototyping Board

76 dBc of spurious-free dynamic range at 1.8 GHz AIN, allowing designers to capture and process 4× cleaner spectrum than is currently available by competitive devices
Features the AD9625 2.5 GSPS data converter, input balun, clock oscillator, and power management supplies in a proven signal chain design to reduce prototyping from months to hours while reducing project risk
Includes a comprehensive content stack of reference designs, software, and HDL code to reduce programing and design time for any application

Click here for more information on ADI's reference designs.
New Highly Integrated RF ICs for Multiband Base Stations and Microwave Point-to-Point
A programmable, highly integrated modulator, demodulator, and dual-mixer simplify design in 3G/4G communications, military/aerospace, and instrumentation equipment applications.

I/Q Modulator with Integrated Fractional-N PLL

RF output frequency range: 700 MHz to 3000 MHz
Internal LO frequency range: 356.25 MHz to 2855 MHz
Output P1dB: 12.2 dBm at 2140 MHz
Output IP3: 32.6 dBm at 2140 MHz

The ADRF6720 is production released with samples available. Learn more.
   

I/Q Demodulator with Integrated Fractional-N PLL

RF input frequency range: 695 MHz to 2700 MHz
Internal LO frequency range: 356.25 MHz to 2850 MHz
Input P1dB: 14.5 dBm at 1900 MHz RF
Input IP3: 35 dBm at 1900 MHz RF
Programmable HD3/IP3 trim

The ADRF6820 is production released with samples available. Learn more.
   
Visit ADI at X-fest

See a variety of demonstrations and presentations at various sites throughout the world. Learn more and register here.
 
 
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