Features and Benefits
- 4-layer, Rogers 4350B and Isola 370HR evaluation board
- End launch, 3.5 mm RF connectors
- Through calibration path (depopulated)
The EV1HMC8413LP2F consists of a 4-layer printed circuit board (PCB) fabricated from 10 mil thick, Rogers 4350B and Isola 370HR, copper clad, forming a nominal thickness of 62 mils. The RFIN and RFOUT ports on the EV1HMC8413LP2F are populated with 3.5 mm, female coaxial connectors, and the corresponding RF traces have a 50 Ω characteristic impedance. The EV1HMC8413LP2F is populated with components suitable for use over the entire −40°C to +85°C operating temperature range of the HMC8413. To calibrate board trace losses, a through calibration path is provided between the J1 and J2 connectors. J1 and J2 must be populated with RF connectors to use the through calibration path. Refer to Table 1 and Figure 3 for the through calibration path performance.
Access the EV1HMC8413LP2F ground path and RFOUT/VDD pin through the surface-mount technology (SMT) test point connectors, GND and VDD. A supplementary test point for VBIAS is included for simple access on the RBIAS pin (see Figure 5 in the user guide for the test point assembly).
The RF traces on the EV1HMC8413LP2F are 50 Ω, grounded, coplanar waveguide. The package ground leads and the exposed pad connect directly to the ground plane. Multiple vias connect the top and bottom ground planes with particular focus on the area directly beneath the ground paddle to provide adequate electrical conduction and thermal conduction to the heat sink.
The power supply decoupling capacitors on the EV1HMC8413LP2F represent the configuration used to characterize and qualify the device. It is possible to reduce the number of capacitors, but this reduction varies from system to system. It is recommended to first remove or combine the largest capacitors that are farthest from the HMC8413 when reducing the number of capacitors.
For full details on the HMC8413, see the HMC8413 data sheet, which must be consulted in conjunction with the user guide when using the EV1HMC8413LP2F.
Markets and Technologies
- EV1HMC8413LP2F evaluation board
- RF signal generator
- RF spectrum analyzer
- RF network analyzer
- 5 V, 200 mA power supply
Documentation & Resources
UG-1812: Evaluating the HMC8413 Low Noise Amplifier, 0.01 GHz to 9 GHz (Rev. 0)11/1/2021852 K
HMC8413: Low Noise Amplifier, 0.01 GHz to 9 GHz Data Sheet (Rev. 0)11/2/2021614 K
HMC8413 Gerber Files1/6/2022ZIP264 K
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