Features and Benefits
- Operation from 400 MHz to 4000 MHz
- Noise figure of 0.8 dB at 900 MHz
- Requires few external components
- Integrated active bias control circuit
- Integrated dc blocking capacitors
- Adjustable bias for low power applications
- Single-supply operation from 3 V to 5 V
- Gain of 20.8 dB at 900 MHz
- OIP3 of 37.0 dBm at 900 MHz
- P1dB of 21.8 dBm at 900 MHz
- Small footprint LFCSP
- Pin-compatible version with 21.5 dB gain available
Product DetailsThe ADL5521 is a high performance GaAs pHEMT low noise amplifier. It provides high gain and low noise figure for single-downconversion IF sampling receiver architectures as well as direct-downconversion receivers.
The ADL5521 provides a high level of integration by incorporating the active bias and dc blocking capacitors, making it very easy to use while not sacrificing design flexibility.
The ADL5521 is easy to tune, requiring only a few external components. The device can support operation from 3 V to 5 V, and the current draw can be adjusted with the external bias resistor for applications requiring low power consumption.
The ADL5521 comes in a compact, thermally enhanced, 3 mm × 3 mm LFCSP and operates over the temperature range of −40°C to +85°C.
A fully populated evaluation board is also available.
Product Lifecycle Recommended for New Designs
This product has been released to the market. The data sheet contains all final specifications and operating conditions. For new designs, ADI recommends utilization of these products.
Evaluation Kits (2)
ADL5521-EVALZ is a fully populated, 4-layer, FR4-based evaluation board. For normal operation it requires a single 5 V/100 mA power supply. The 5 V power supply should be connected to the test loops labeled VPOS and GND. Alternatively, the power supply connections may be made via the two pin header, W-1. The RF input is applied to the SMA connector labeled RFIN. The RF output is available at the edge mounted SMA connector labeled RFOUT.
The AD-TRXBOOST1-EBZ is an add on board for the FMCOMMS2/3/4/5 boards which contain the AD9361. While the complete chip level design package can be found on the ADI product pages, information regarding the board itself, how to use it and the design package that surrounds it, can be found on the Analog wiki site.
The purpose of the AD-TRXBOOST1-EBZ is to boost the transmit and receive signal to improve the dynamic range and increate the output power of the AD9361 around 2.45GHz which is what the board is tuned for.
Application Notes (4)
Tools & Simulations
Sys-Parameter models contain behavioral parameters, such as P1dB, IP3, gain, noise figure and return loss, which describe nonlinear and linear characteristics of a device.
ADIsimRF is an easy-to-use RF signal chain calculator. Cascaded gain, noise, distortion and power consumption can be calculated, plotted and exported for signal chains with up to 50 stages. ADIsimRF also includes an extensive data base of device models for ADI’s RF and mixed signal components.
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