Features and Benefits
- +30dBm IIP3
- +15dBm Input P1dB
- 0dB Conversion Gain
- Wideband Differential IF Output
- Very Low 2 × 2 and 3 × 3 Spurs
- IF Frequency Range Up to 1.5GHz
- Low LO-RF Leakage
- LO Input 50Ω Matched when Shutdown
- –40°C to 105°C Operation (TC)
- Very Small Solution Size
- 16-Lead (4mm × 4mm) QFN package
The LTC5577 active mixer is optimized for RF downconverting applications that require high input signal handling capability and wide bandwidth. The wideband IF output uses external resistors to set the output impedance, allowing the flexibility to match directly into differential IF loads, such as filters and amplifiers. The part is characterized and specified with a 100Ω differential output impedance, although it can be used with output impedances ranging from 50Ω to 400Ω, with higher gain and reduced IIP3 and P1dB at the higher impedance levels. The IF output is usable up to 1.5GHz.
In receiver applications, the high input P1dB and IIP3 allow the use of higher gain low noise amplifiers, resulting in higher receiver sensitivity. Integrated transformers on the RF and LO inputs provide single-ended 50Ω interfaces, while minimizing the solution size.
- Wireless Infrastructure Receivers
- DPD Observation Receivers
- CATV 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 (1)
Demonstration circuit DC2070A is optimized for evaluation of the LTC5577 high signal level active downconverting mixer. Its RF input port is matched to 50Ω from 1.3GHz to 4.3GHz with 12dB return loss, and the LO port is matched to 50Ω from 950MHz to 4.1GHz with 10dB return loss. The RF and LO inputs are easily matched for higher or lower frequencies with simple external matching, as low as 350MHz and 300MHz, respectively. The low capacitance differential IF output is usable up to 1.5GHz. The LTC5577 active mixer is optimized for RF downconverting applications that require high input signal handling capability and wide bandwidth.
Tools & Simulations
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.
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