LTC5510: 1MHz to 6GHz Wideband High Linearity Active Mixer Data Sheet6/12/2015611K
Features and Benefits
- Input/LO Frequency Range to 6GHz
- 50Ω Matched Input from 30MHz to >3GHz
- Capable of Up- or Down-Conversion
- OIP3: 27dBm at fOUT = 1575MHz
- 1.5dB Conversion Gain
- Noise Figure: 11.6dB at fOUT = 1575MHz
- High Input P1dB: 11dBm at 5V
- 5V or 3.3V Supply at 105mA
- Shutdown Control
- LO Input Impedance Always Matched
- 0dBm LO Drive Level
- 0n-Chip Temperature Monitor
- –40°C to 105°C Operation (TC)
- 16-Lead (4mm × 4mm) QFN Package
The LTC5510 is a high linearity mixer optimized for applications requiring very wide input bandwidth, low distortion, and low LO leakage. The chip includes a double-balanced active mixer with an input buffer and a high speed LO amplifier. The input is optimized for use with 1:1 transmission line baluns, allowing very wideband impedance matching. The mixer can be used for both up- and down-conversion and can be used in wideband systems.
The LO can be driven differentially or single-ended and requires only 0dBm of LO power to achieve excellent distortion and noise performance, while also reducing external drive circuit requirements. The LTC5510 offers low LO leakage, greatly reducing the need for output filtering to meet LO suppression requirements.
The LTC5510 is optimized for 5V but can also be used with a 3.3V supply with slightly reduced performance. The shutdown function allows the part to be disabled for further power savings.
- Wideband Receivers/Transmitters
- Cable Downlink Infrastructure
- HF/VHF/UHF Mixer
- Wireless Infrastructure
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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
Evaluation Kits (2)
DC1983A: Demo Board for the LTC5510 1MHz to 6GHz Wideband High Linearity Active Mixer.
Demonstration circuit 1984A showcases the LTC5510. wideband high linearity active mixer for VHF/UHF upmixer applications, where a 70MHz input signal is upconverted to the 100MHz to 1GHz output range. Its input port is optimized for 30MHz to 2.6GHz, and its output port is optimized for 10MHz to 1.3GHz. The LO input can be either high side or low side.
Documentation & Resources
R550 Reliability Data3/23/201880 K
DC1984A - Demo Manual6/4/2014559K
DC1983A - Demo Manual8/26/2013740K
5G mmW RF Front-End ICs 24 GHz to 48.2 GHz9/15/20224 M
50Ω Matched Input 30MHz to 6GHz Mixer8/13/2013511K
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