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Analog Devices’ RMS Power Detector Offers Unparalleled Frequency Performance and Flexibility

  Analog Devices’ RMS Power Detector Offers Unparalleled Frequency Performance
  and Flexibility

Business Wire

NORWOOD, Mass. -- March 25, 2013

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in high-performance semiconductors
for signal processing applications and RF ICs, today introduced a high
performance RMS power detector. Featuring operation up to 10 GHz and a 67 dB
measurement range, the ADL5906 TruPwr™ RMS detector is frequency versatile and
eliminates the need for external input tuning devices, such as a balun. The
ADL5906 RF detector is well-suited for a variety of applications that require
an accurate RMS measurement of signal power including communications
infrastructure, power amplifier linearization, Point-to-Point and
Point-to-MultiPoint, cable, military, satellite, instrumentation equipment and
ISM band transmitters.

  *Download data sheet or to order samples, see product page:
    http://www.analog.com/adl5906
  *Get support at ADI’s EngineerZone™ online support community:
    http://ez.analog.com/community/rf
  *Browse ADI’s entire RF portfolio including over 1000 RF ICs covering the
    entire signal chain from antenna to bits and back as well as full suite of
    design tools: http://www.analog.com/en/rfif-components/products/index.html

Requiring only a single supply of 5V and a few capacitors, the new ADL5906
power detector is easy-to-use and capable of being driven with a single-ended
or differential input drive. Furthermore, the ADL5906 provides low temperature
drift across a broad -55ºC to +125ºC that is highly repeatable from
part-to-part, thereby reducing design risk and manufacturing costs.

ADL5906 TruPwr RMS Power Detector Key Features:

  *Accurate RMS-to-dc conversion from 10 MHz to 10 GHz
  *Single-ended ± 1dB detection range: 67 dB at 2140 MHz, no balun or
    external input matching required
  *Response-independent of waveform types such as
    GSM/CDMA/W-CDMA/TD-SCDMA/WiMAX/LTE
  *Linear-in-decibels output, scaled 55 mV/dB at 2140 MHz
  *Temperature stability of < ±1 dB from -40°C to +85°C
  *Operates from -55°C to +125°C
  *Power-down capability to 250 µA
  *Pin-compatible with the ADL5902 and AD8363 TruPwr™ detectors

Availability, Pricing and Complementary Components

Product   Sample          Full Volume   Price Each In       Packaging
            Availability      Production      1,000 Quantities
                                                                    4mm x 4mm
ADL5906   Now             Now           $5.59              
                                                                    16-lead
                                                                    LFCSP

The ADL5906 RF detector can be easily designed with a broad array of ADI’s
analog-to-digital converters, including the AD7466 12-bit ADC.

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which
Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies
within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader
in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves
over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic
equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with
design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is
included in the S&P 500 Index.

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Contact:

Analog Devices, Inc.
Colleen Cronin, 781-937-1622
Colleen.cronin@analog.com