The ADF4158 is a 6.1 GHz, fractional-N frequency synthesizer with modulation and waveform generation capability. It contains a 25-bit fixed modulus, allowing subhertz resolution at 6.1 GHz. It consists of a low noise digital phase frequency detector (PFD), a precision charge pump, and a programmable reference divider. There is a sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) based fractional interpolator to allow programmable fractional-N division. The INT and FRAC registers define an overall N-divider as N = INT + (FRAC/225).
The ADF4158 can be used to implement frequency shift keying (FSK) and phase shift keying (PSK) modulation. There are also a number of frequency sweep modes available, which generate various waveforms in the frequency domain, for example, sawtooth and triangular waveforms. Sweeps can be set to run automatically, or each step manually triggered by an external pulse. The ADF4158 features cycle slip reduction circuitry, which leads to faster lock times, without the need for modifications to the loop filter.
Control of all on-chip registers is via a simple 3-wire interface. The device operates with a power supply ranging from 2.7 V to 3.3 V and can be powered down when not in use.
- Frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar
- Communications test equipment
The ADL5506 is a complete, low cost subsystem for the measurement of RF signals in the 30 MHz to 4.5 GHz frequency range, with a typical dynamic range of 45 dB, intended for use in a wide variety of wireless terminal devices. It provides a wider dynamic range and better accuracy than is possible using discrete diode detectors. In particular, its temperature stability is excellent over −40°C to +85°C.
Its high sensitivity allows measurement of low power levels, thus reducing the amount of power that needs to be coupled to the detector. It is essentially a voltage responding device, with a typical dynamic range of 45 dB.
For convenience, the signal is internally ac-coupled, using a 5 pF capacitor and a broadband 50 Ω match, with an external shunt resistor of 52 Ω. This high-pass coupling, with a corner at approximately 19 MHz, determines the lowest operating frequency. Therefore, the source can be dc grounded.
The ADL5506 output increases from approximately 0.14 V to a little over 1 V as the input signal level increases from 1.25 mV rms (−45 dBm) to 224 mV rms (0 dBm). The output is proportional to the logarithm of the input power level; that is, the reading is presented directly in decibels and is scaled about 18 mV/dB at 900 MHz. A capacitor can be connected between the VLOG pin and the CFLT pin when it is desirable to increase the time interval over which averaging of the input waveform occurs.
The ADL5506 is available in a 6-ball WLCSP and consumes 3.8 mA from a 3.0 V supply. When powered down, the typical disable supply current is <1 μA.
- RSSI and TSSI for wireless terminal devices
- RF transmitter or receiver power measurement
The HMC540SLP3E is a broadband 4-bit Silicon IC digital attenuator in a low cost leadless surface mount package. This single positive control line per bit digital attenuator utilizes off chip AC ground capacitors for near DC operation, making it suitable for a wide variety of RF and IF applications. Covering 0.1 to 8 GHz, the insertion loss is less than 1 dB typical. The attenuator bit values are 1 (LSB), 2, 4 and 8 dB for a total attenuation of 15 dB. Attenuation accuracy is excellent at ± 0.2 dB typical step error. The attenuator also features a IIP3 of +56dBm. Four TTL/CMOS control inputs are used to select each attenuation state. It can operate with a single Vdd ranging from +3.3V to 5V.
- Cellular Infrastructure
- ISM, MMDS, WLAN, WiMAX, WiBro
- Microwave Radio & VSAT
- Test Equipment and Sensors
The HMC8038 is a high isolation, nonreflective, 0.1 GHz to 6.0 GHz, silicon, single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch in a leadless, surface-mount package. The switch is ideal for cellular infrastructure applications, yielding up to 62 dB of isolation up to 4.0 GHz, a low 0.8 dB of insertion loss up to 4.0 GHz, and 60 dBm of input third-order intercept. Power handling is excellent up to 6.0 GHz, and it offers an input power for an 0.1 dB compression point (P0.1dB) of 35 dBm (VDD = 5 V). On-chip circuitry operates a single, positive supply voltage from 3.3 V to 5 V, as well as a single, positive voltage control from 0 V to 1.8 V/3.3 V/5.0 V at very low dc currents. An enable input (EN) set to logic high places the switch in an all off state, in which RFC is reflective.
The HMC8038 has ESD protection on all device pins, including the RF interface, and can stand 4 kV HMB and 1.25 kV CDM. The HMC8038 offers very fast switching and RF settling times of 150 ns and 170 ns, respectively. The device comes in a RoHS-compliant, compact 4 mm × 4 mm LFCSP package.
- Cellular/4G infrastructure
- Wireless infrastructure
- Automotive telematics
- Mobile radios
- Test equipment
The LT5534 is a 50MHz to 3GHz monolithic RF power detector capable of measuring RF signals over a 60dB dynamic range. The RF signal in a decibel scale is precisely converted into DC voltage on a linear scale. The 60dB input dynamic range is achieved using cascaded RF detectors and RF limiters. Their outputs are summed to generate an accurate log-linear DC voltage proportional to the input RF signal in dB. The output is buffered with a low output impedance driver. The LT5534 delivers superior temperature stability (typical output variation within ±1dB over the full temperature range). The output responds in less than 40ns to a large RF input signal.
- RF RSSI and ACC
- RF Power Control
- CATV Power Detection
- Optical Receiver Gain Control
The LT5538 is a 40MHz to 3800MHz monolithic logarithmic RF power detector, capable of measuring RF signals over a wide dynamic range, from –75dBm to 10dBm. The RF signal in an equivalent decibel-scaled value is precisely converted into DC voltage on a linear scale. The wide linear dynamic range is achieved by measuring the RF signal using cascaded RF limiters and RF detectors. Their outputs are summed to generate an accurate linear DC voltage proportional to the input RF signal in dBm. The LT5538 delivers superior temperature stable output (within ±1dB over full temperature range) from 40MHz to 3.8GHz. The output is buffered with a low impedance driver.
- Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI)
- RF Power Measurement and Control
- RF/IF Power Detection
- Receiver RF/IF Gain Control
- Envelope Detection
- ASK Receiver
The LTC5582 is a 40MHz to 10GHz RMS responding power detector. It is capable of accurate power measurement of an AC signal with wide dynamic range, from –60dBm to 2dBm depending on frequency. The power of the AC signal in an equivalent decibel-scaled value is precisely converted into DC voltage on a linear scale, independent of the crest factor of the input signal waveforms. The LTC5582 is suitable for precision RF power measurement and level control for a wide variety of RF standards, including LTE, WiMAX, W-CDMA, CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA, and EDGE. The DC output is buffered with a low output impedance amplifier capable of driving a high capacitance load. Consult factory for more information. The part is packaged in a 10-lead 3mm × 3mm DFN. It is pin-to-pin compatible with the LT5570.
- RMS Power Measurement
- PA Power Control
- Receive and Transmit Gain Control
- LTE, WiMAX, W-CDMA, CDMA2K, TD-SCDMA,
- EDGE Basestations
- Point-to-Point Microwave Links
- RF Instrumentation
Interactive Signal Chains
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