Features and Benefits

  • IQ quadrature demodulator
  • Integrated fractional-N PLL and VCO
  • Gain control range: 60 dB
  • Input frequency range: 100 MHz to 1000 MHz
  • Input P1dB: +12 dBm at 0 dB gain
  • Input IP3: +22.5 dBm at 0 dB gain
  • Noise figure: 11 dB at >39 dB gain, 49 dB at 0 dB gain
  • Baseband 1 dB bandwidth: 250 MHz in wideband mode, 50 MHz in narrow-band mode
  • SPI/I2C serial interface
  • Power supply: +3.3 V/350 mA

Product Details

The ADRF6850 is a highly integrated broadband quadrature demodulator, frequency synthesizer, and variable gain amplifier (VGA). The device covers an operating frequency range from 100 MHz to 1000 MHz for use in both narrow-band and wideband communications applications, performing quadrature demodulation from IF directly to baseband frequencies.

The ADRF6850 demodulator includes a high modulus fractional-N frequency synthesizer with integrated VCO, providing better than 1 Hz frequency resolution, and a 60 dB gain control range provided by a front-end VGA.

Control of all the on-chip registers is through a user-selected SPI interface or I2C interface. The device operates from a single power supply ranging from 3.15 V to 3.45 V.


  • Broadband communications
  • Cellular communications
  • Satellite communications

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