Features and Benefits

  • Schottky diode detector with linearization
  • Broadband 50 Ω input impedance
  • Accurate response from 0.5 GHz to 43.5 GHz with minimal slope variation
  • Input range of −30 dBm to +15 dBm, referred to 50 Ω
  • Excellent temperature stability
  • 2.1 V/VPEAK (output voltage per input peak voltage) slope at 10 GHz
  • Fast envelope bandwidth: 40 MHz
  • Fast output rise time: 4 ns
  • Low power consumption: 1.6 mA at 5.0 V

Product Details

The ADL6010S is a versatile, broadband envelope detector covering the microwave spectrum. It provides state-of-the-art accuracy with very low power consumption (8 mW) in a RF hermetic package. The output is a baseband voltage proportional to the instantaneous amplitude of the radio frequency (RF) input signal. It exhibits minimal slope variation of the RF input to envelope output transfer function from 0.5 GHz to 43.5 GHz.

The detector cell uses a proprietary eight Schottky diode array followed by a novel linearizer circuit that creates a linear voltmeter with an overall scaling factor (or transfer gain) of nominally ×2.2 relative to the voltage amplitude of the input.

Although the ADL6010S is not inherently a power responding device, it remains convenient to specify the input in this way. Thus, the permissible input power, relative to a 50 Ω source input impedance, ranges from −30 dBm to +15 dBm. The corresponding input voltage amplitudes of 11.2 mV to 1.8 V generate quasi-dc outputs from about 25 mV to 4 V above common (COMM).

A subtle aspect of the balanced detector topology is that no even-order distortion, caused by nonlinear source loading, occurs at the input. This is an important benefit in applications where a low ratio coupler is used to extract a signal sample and is a significant improvement over traditional diode detectors.

The output response accuracy is insensitive to variation in the supply voltage, which can range from 4.75 V to 5.25 V. The ultralow power dissipation contributes to its long-term stability.

The ADL6010S is specified for operation from −55°C to +125°C. Both are available in a 16-lead, 6 mm × 6 mm LSH6 hermetic square leadless RF Via Chip Carrier package.


  • Power Detector
  • Input Voltage Level Correction
  • AGC
  • Quadrature Error Correction
  • RF Power Amplifier Efficiency Enhancement

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