Features and Benefits
- Full featured evaluation board for the ADL6317
- SPI control via SDP-S board
- 5.0 V single-supply operation
The ADL6317 is a transmit variable gain amplifier (VGA) that provides an interface from radio frequency (RF) digital-to-analog converters (DACs), transceivers, and systems on a chip (SoC) to power amplifiers (PAs). Integrated balun and hybrid couplers allow high performance RF capability in the 1.5 GHz to 3.0 GHz frequency range
To optimize performance vs. power level, the ADL6317 includes a voltage variable attenuator (VVA), high linearity amplifiers, and a digital step attenuator (DSA). The devices integrated into the ADL6317 are programmable via a 4-wire serial port interface (SPI).
This user guide describes the evaluation board and software for the ADL6317. See the ADL6317 data sheet for full details, which must be consulted in conjunction with this user guide when using the evaluation board. The ADL6317 evaluation board was fabricated using FR-370HR, Rogers 4350B in four layers.