Features and Benefits
- IQ demodulator with integrated fractional-N PLL
- LO frequency range: 50 MHz to 525 MHz
- Quadrature demodulation accuracy
Phase accuracy: <0.5°
Amplitude accuracy: <0.1 dB
- Baseband demodulation: 135 MHz, 3 dB bandwidth
- For the following specifications (LPEN = 0)/(LPEN = 1):
Input P1dB: 12.2 dBm/10.6 dBm
Input IP3: 28.5 dBm/25.2 dBm
Noise figure (DSB): 12.2/11.4
Voltage conversion gain: 1 dB/4.2 dB
- SPI serial interface for PLL programming
- 40-lead, 6 mm × 6 mm LFCSP
The ADRF6806 is a high dynamic range IQ demodulator with integrated PLL and VCO. The fractional-N PLL/synthesizer generates a frequency in the range of 2.8 GHz to 4.2 GHz. A programmable quadrature divider (divide ratio = 4 to 80) divides the output frequency of the VCO down to the required local oscillator (LO) frequency to drive the mixers in quadrature. Additionally, an output divider (divide ratio = 4 to 8) generates a divided-down VCO signal for external use.
The PLL reference input is supported from 10 MHz to 160 MHz. The phase detector output controls a charge pump whose output is integrated in an off-chip loop filter. The loop filter output is then applied to an integrated VCO.
The IQ demodulator mixes the differential RF input with the complex LO derived from the quadrature divider. The differential I and Q output paths have excellent quadrature accuracy and can handle baseband signaling or complex IF up to 120 MHz.
A reduced power mode of operation is also provided by programming the serial interface registers to reduce current consumption, with slightly degraded input linearity and output current drive.
The ADRF6806 is fabricated using an advanced silicon-germanium BiCMOS process. It is available in a 40-lead, exposed-paddle, RoHS-compliant, 6 mm × 6 mm LFCSP package. Performance is specified over the −40°C to +85°C temperature range.
- QAM/QPSK RF/IF demodulators
- Cellular W-CDMA/CDMA/CDMA2000
- Microwave point-to-(multi)point radios
- Broadband wireless and WiMAX
Product Lifecycle Not Recommended for New Designs
This designates products ADI does not recommend broadly for new designs.
Evaluation Kits (1)
The ADRF6806-EVALZ is a full featured evaluation board designed to allow the user to easily evaluate all features of the ADRF6806. The evaluation board provides a USB interface for easy VCO frequency programming. RF input and baseband output SMA connections with single ended setups are featured. There is an option of fully differential baseband signaling on the output at the card edge if user desires. Access to the +3.3 V/209 mA supply and +5 V/86 mA supply is achieved with clip leads to the VCC2 and GND2 testpoints and the VCC and GND testpoint respectively; the supplies have a range of +3.135 V to +3.465 V and +4.75 V to +5.25 V, respectively. The ADRF6806-EVALZ board is a 4 layer board made of Rogers material. Setting the VCO frequency (and other functions) is achieved via the SPI port which can be programmed via the ADRF6806 USB software provided on the ADI webpage.
Software & Systems Requirements
Tools & Simulations
ADIsimPLL enables the rapid and reliable evaluation of new high performance PLL products from ADI. It is the most comprehensive PLL Synthesizer design and simulation tool available today. Simulations performed include all key non-linear effects that are significant in affecting PLL performance. ADIsimPLL removes at least one iteration from the design process, thereby speeding the design- to-market.
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.
ADRF6806 Companion Parts
Recommended Baseband Driver Amplifiers
- For a digital programmable VGA: AD8366.
- For a differential RF/IF amplifier: ADL5562, ADL5565.
- For low noise drivers in low voltage (1.8V) ADC applications: ADA4930-1, ADA4930-2.
- For selectable gains of 1, 2 or 3: ADA4950-1, ADA4950-2.
- For variable gain and programmable baseband filters: ADRF6510, ADRF6516.
Recommended Dual Analog-to-Digital Converters
- For 16-bit performance, multistage differential pipeline architecture with integrated quadrature error correction (QEC): AD9269.
- For 16-bit performance, continuous time sigma delta architecture with integrated QEC: AD9262.
- For 16-bit performance, low power and high sampling rate: AD9268, AD9650.
- For 12-bit performance, low power, low cost and ease of use: AD9231.
- For 14-bit performance, low power and high sampling rate: AD9258, AD9251.
ADI has always placed the highest emphasis on delivering products that meet the maximum levels of quality and reliability. We achieve this by incorporating quality and reliability checks in every scope of product and process design, and in the manufacturing process as well. "Zero defects" for shipped products is always our goal.
Sample & Buy
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