Features and Benefits

  • RF frequency: 700 MHz to 2800 MHz continuous
  • IF range: 30 MHz to 450 MHz
  • Power conversion gain of 6.7 dB at 1900 MHz
  • SSB noise figure of 11.6 dB at 1900 MHz
  • Input IP3 of 27.2 dBm at 1900 MHz
  • Input P1dB of 12.5 dBm at 1900 MHz
  • Typical LO drive of 0 dBm
  • See datasheet for additional features

Product Details

The ADL5812 dual wideband passive mixer and its single channel version, the ADL5811, uses revolutionary new broadband, square wave limiting, local oscillator (LO) amplifiers to achieve an unprecedented radio frequency (RF) bandwidth of 700 MHz to 2800 MHz. Unlike conventional narrow-band sine wave LO amplifier solutions, this permits the LO to be applied either above or below the RF input over an extremely wide bandwidth. Because energy storage elements are not used, the dc current consumption also decreases with decreasing LO frequency.

The ADL5812 uses highly linear, doubly balanced, passive mixer cores along with integrated RF and LO balancing circuits to allow single-ended operation. The ADL5812 incorporates programmable RF baluns, allowing optimal performance over a 700 MHz to 2800 MHz RF input frequency. The balanced passive mixer arrangement provides outstanding LO-to-RF and LO-to-IF leakages, excellent RF-to-IF isolation, and excellent intermodulation performance over the full RF bandwidth.

The balanced mixer cores also provide extremely high input linearity, allowing the device to be used in demanding wideband applications where in-band blocking signals may otherwise result in the degradation of dynamic range. Blocker noise figure performance is comparable to narrow-band passive mixer designs. High linearity IF buffer amplifiers follow the passive mixer cores, yielding typical power conversion gains of 6.7 dB, and can be used with a wide range of output impedances. For low voltage applications, the ADL5812 is capable of operation at voltages down to 3.6 V with substantially reduced current. Two logic bits are provided to individually power down (1.5 mA for both channels) the two channels as desired.

All features of the ADL5812 are controlled via a 3-wire serial port interface, resulting in optimum performance and minimum external components.

The ADL5812 is fabricated using a BiCMOS high performance IC process. The device is available in a 40-lead, 6mm × 6mm, LFCSP package and operates over a −40°C to +85°C temperature range. An evaluation board is also available.


  • Multiband/multistandard cellular base station diversity receivers
  • Wideband radio link diversity downconverters
  • Multimode cellular extenders and broadband receivers

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Product Recommendations

ADL5812 Companion Parts

Recommended RF/IF Differential Amplifiers

  • For a differential input/output IF VGA: AD8370, AD8375, ADL5336.
  • For adjustable gain with external resistor: AD8351.
  • For ultralow distortion and adjustable gain with external resistor: AD8352.
  • For ultralow distortion, pin strappable gain adjust: ADL5561.

Recommended PLL's

  • For higher performance, higher frequency and faster locktimes: ADF4106, ADF4156.
  • For high performance with integrated VCO: ADF4350.

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