Features and Benefits

  • Full featured evaluation board for the ADL5960
  • Integrated bidirectional bridge measures forward and reverse coupled signal
  • Product Details

    The ADL5960-EVALZ allows evaluation of the ADL5960 vector network analyzer (VNA) front-end IC.

    The ADL5960 with integrated bridge derives inline incident and reflected power samples at up to 20 GHz, while maintaining low insertion loss, approximately 1 dB to 2 dB depending on frequency. Integrated mixers downconvert the incident and reflected samples to IF while preserving phase information. The serial peripheral interface (SPI) port provides access to programmable local oscillator (LO) and offset mixer versatility features, plus programmable IF gain and bandwidth.

    For optimal performance, the printed circuit board (PCB) RF transmission lines are 50 Ω controlled impedance on Rogers RO3003 low loss substrate material.

    For full details on the ADL5960, see the ADL5960 data sheet, which must be consulted in conjunction with the user guide when using the ADL5960-EVALZ.

    Applicable Parts

    Getting Started


  • Power Supply
  • One or two RF signal generators
  • Spectrum analyzer or oscilloscope
  • DC2026C (Linduino One) board (included in the ADL5960-KITEVALZ kit)
  • Experimental impedances such as open, short, and load