Features and Benefits

  • Over 500 MHz wide envelope bandwidth
  • Fast response times
    • 0.6 ns output rise time
    • 1.3 ns fall time from 10 dBm to no RF input
    • 0.5 ns output propagation delay (rising edge)
    • 1.3 ns propagation delay at 10 dBm (falling edge)
  • Broadband 50 Ω input impedance
  • Flat frequency response with minimal slope variation
    • ±1 dB error up to 43.5 GHz
  • Input range of −25 dBm to +15 dBm up to 43.5 GHz
  • Quasi differential 100 Ω output interface suitable to drive 100 Ω differential load
  • Adjustable output common-mode voltage
  • Flexible supply voltage: 3.15 V to 5.25 V
  • 3 mm × 2 mm, 10-lead LFCSP

Product Details

The ADL6012 is a versatile, broadband envelope detector that operates from 2 GHz to 67 GHz. The combination of a wide, 500 MHz envelope bandwidth and a fast, 0.6 ns rise time makes the device suitable for a wide range of applications, including wideband envelope tracking, transmitter local oscillator (LO) leakage corrections, and high resolution pulse (radar) detection.

The response of the ADL6012 is stable over a wide frequency range and features excellent temperature stability. Enabled by propriety technology, the device independently detects the positive and the negative envelopes of the RF input. Even order distortion at the RF input due to nonlinear source loading is also reduced when compared to classic diode detector architectures.

The quasi differential output interface formed by the VENV+ and VENV− pins has a matched, 100 Ω differential output impedance designed to drive a 100 Ω differential load and up to 2 pF of capacitance to ground on each output. The output interface provides the detected and amplified positive and negative envelopes, which are level shifted using an externally applied voltage to the VOCM interface. This configuration simplifies interfacing to a high speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC).

The ADL6012 is specified for operation from −55°C to +125°C, and is available in a 10-lead, 3 mm × 2 mm LFCSP.


  • Envelope tracking
  • Microwave point to point links
  • Microwave instrumentation
  • Military radios
  • Pulse radar receivers
  • Wideband power amplifier linearization

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