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NXP IQ Modulators Feature Highest Dynamic Range With

NXP IQ Modulators Feature Highest Dynamic Range With DC-Independent
DAC Interfacing 
High Linearity and Low Noise 5V Wideband IQ Modulators Also Feature
Lowest Power Consumption and Excellent Switching Performance for TDD
Systems 
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 --   NXP
Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced two 5V wideband IQ
modulator devices that combine high dynamic range with fast on/off
switching performance for use in radio frequency up-conversion.
Operating between 400 MHz and 4 GHz, the BGX7100 and BGX7101 consume
less than 1 W power -- 10-percent more efficient than other solutions
on the market today. Because RF performance is independent of input
common mode voltage, these modulators offer flexible interfacing with
any DAC, simplifying design-in, and lowering the bill of materials. A
video demonstration of NXP's IQ modulators is available here:
http://youtu.be/gjyuwyui0IU  
Applications of the rugged BGX710x series are in wireless
infrastructure base stations, and repeaters for standards such as
GSM, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA and LTE, as well as in point-to-point systems.
The main difference between the two NXP IQ modulators is in output
power: 0 dBm for BGX7100HN, and 4 dBm for BGX7101HN, providing
solutions for infrastructure cell sizes ranging from small to macro.
Next to the high dynamic range and low noise floor, the devices excel
in monotonic IP3o behavior versus frequency, in the lowest unadjusted
carrier feedthrough (-50 dBm at -7 dBm output power @ 1960 MHz) and
in the highest unadjusted sideband suppression in the market (45 dBc
at -7 dBm output power @ 1960 MHz). The devices' wide temperature
range (-40 degrees  to 85 degrees C) makes them well-suited for
operation under extreme weather conditions. 
A unique feature of the BGX710x series is the fast on/off switching
that enables the device to go from power-saving mode to full-spec
operation and stable RF performance within 1 microsecond, even for
the most demanding Time Division Duplex (TDD) systems. This results
in power consumption savings of more than 50 percent.  
"Tomorrow's wireless infrastructure systems need technology that
enables high RF performance, while still being cost-effective and
low-power. Customers who have tested our modulators confirm that 
the
dynamic range and linearity results are superb. The devices'
insensitivity to input common mode voltage has enabled savings on our
customers' bill of materials. Moreover, the fast on/off switching
capability of less than 1 microsecond makes our modulators the
preferred choice for TTD systems," said Robbert van der Waal,
director of marketing, NXP Semiconductors. "These IQ modulators are
great examples of how NXP can free RF designs of performance barriers
and help our customers meet the most demanding system
requirements." 
Availability
 The BGX7100HN and BGX7101HN are
available now. NXP is displaying the products at European Microwave
Week in Amsterdam. 
Links 


 
--  VIDEO: NXP IQ modulators: High dynamic range, fast switching:
    http://youtu.be/gjyuwyui0IU
--  BGX7100 product information: http://www.nxp.com/pip/BGX7100HN
--  BGX7101 product information: http://www.nxp.com/pip/BGX7101HN

  
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