Overview

Features and Benefits

  • Passive: no dc bias required
  • Conversion loss: 9 dB (typical)
  • Image rejection: 20 dB (typical)
  • LO to RF isolation: 35 dB (typical)
  • LO to IF isolation: 25 dB (typical)
  • IP3: 18 dBm (typical)
  • P1dB: 17 dBm (typical)
  • IF pin frequency: dc − 4.5 GHz
  • 12-lead, 3 mm × 3 mm SMT ceramic package

Product Details

The HMC524ALC3B is a compact gallium arsenide (GaAs), monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC), in phase quadrature (I/Q) mixer in a leadless RoHS compliant surface-mount (SMT) ceramic package. This device can be used as either an image reject mixer or a single-sideband upconverter. The mixer uses two standard, double balanced mixer cells and a 90° hybrid coupler fabricated in a GaAs, metal–semiconductor field effect transistor (MESFET) process. A low frequency quadrature hybrid produces a 100 MHz IF output.

This device is a much smaller alternative to hybrid style image reject mixers and single-sideband upconverter assemblies. The HMC524ALC3B eliminates the need for wire bonding, allowing use of surface-mount manufacturing techniques.

Applications

  • Point to point radios
  • Point to multipoint radios and VSAT
  • Test equipment and sensors
  • Military end use

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