Features and Benefits
- Frequency Range: 30MHz to 1300MHz
- Low Power: 2.7V to 3.6V Supply; 28mA
- Low LO Carrier Leakage: –51.5dBm at 500MHz
- Side-Band Suppression: –52.6dBc at 500MHz
- Output IP3: 20.8dBm at 500MHz
- Low RF Output Noise Floor: –156dBm/Hz at 6MHz Offset, PRF = 3dBm
- Sine Wave or Square Wave LO Drive
- SPI Control:
- Adjustable Gain: –19dB to 0dB in 1dB Steps Effecting Supply Current from 8mA to 35mA
- I/Q Offset Adjust: –65dBm LO Carrier Leakage
- I/Q Gain/Phase Adjust: –60dBc Side-Band Suppressed
- 24-Lead QFN 4mm × 4mm Package
The LTC5599 is a direct conversion I/Q modulator designed for low power wireless applications that enable direct modulation of differential baseband I and Q signals on an RF carrier. Single side-band modulation or side-band suppressed upconversion can be achieved by applying 90° phase-shifted signals to the I and Q inputs. The I/Q baseband input ports can be either AC or DC coupled to a source with a common mode voltage level of about 1.4V. The SPI interface controls the supply current, modulator gain, and allows optimization of the LO carrier feedthrough and side-band suppression, with sine wave or square wave LO drive. A fixed LC network on the LO and RF ports covers a continuous 90MHz to 1300MHz operation. An on-chip thermometer can be activated to compensate for gain-temperature variations. More accurate temperature measurements can be made using an on-chip diode. In addition, a continuous analog gain control (VCTRL) pin can be used for fast power control.
- Wireless Microphones
- Battery Powered Radios
- Ad-Hoc Wireless Infrastructure Networks
- “White-Space” Transmitters
- Software Defined Radios (SDR)
- Military Radios
Product Lifecycle Production
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 2091A is optimized for evaluation of the LTC5599 low power direct quadrature modulator. The balanced I and Q baseband input ports can be either AC- or DC-coupled to a source with a common mode voltage level of about 1.4V. Fixed LC networks on the LO and RF ports cover a continuous 90MHz to 1300MHz range. The SPI interface controls the supply current, modulator gain, and allows optimization of the LO carrier feedthrough and side-band suppression.
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