Analog Devices Unveils New Industry-Leading Broadband RF Gain Blocks

  Analog Devices Unveils New Industry-Leading Broadband RF Gain Blocks

- New RF amplifiers offer industry’s best combination of linearity, power, and
noise figure performance over a wide frequency range.

IMS2013 International Microwave Symposium

Business Wire

NORWOOD, Mass. -- May 29, 2013

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in high-performance semiconductors
for signal processing applications and RF ICs, today introduced four new RF
amplifier gain blocks which ease the design of high dynamic range
communications, defense and instrumentation systems. Operating over a
frequency range of 30 MHz to 6 GHz, the ADL5544, ADL5545, ADL5610 and ADL5611
RF amplifiers offer the industry’s best combination of linearity, gain and
noise figure performance, enabling high performance with low power
consumption. These devices complement Analog Devices’ existing family of high
performance RF/IF amplifiers by providing additional power vs. performance
options and will be showcased at ADI’s booth at the upcoming International
Microwave Symposium.

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The ADL5544, ADL5545, ADL5610 and ADL5611 single-ended RF amplifiers feature
excellent OIP3 and P1dB noise figure specifications over a wide frequency
range and are internally matched to 50 Ω at the input and output. In addition,
they offer bill of materials savings as the only external components required
are coupling/decoupling capacitors and a dc bias inductor. The new gain blocks
are available in a SOT-89 package, making it easy to drop into any existing
design for evaluation, feature an integrated on-chip bias circuit and are
Class 1C (±1.5 kV ESD) rated.

ADL5544/ADL5545 Key Features:

  *Fixed gain of 17.4 dB (ADL5544) and of 24.1 dB (ADL5545)
  *Input/output internally matched to 50 Ω
  *Integrated bias control circuit
  *OIP3 of 34.9 dBm (ADL5544) and of 36.4 dBm (ADL5545) at 900 MHz
  *P1dB of 17.6 dBm (ADL5544) and of 18.1 dBm (ADL5545) at 900 MHz
  *Low quiescent current of 56 mA on 5 V

ADL5610/ADL5611 Key Features:

  *Fixed gain of 18.4 dB (ADL5610) and 22.1 dB (ADL5611) at 900 MHz
  *OIP3 of 38.4 dBm (ADL5610) and 38.5 dBm (ADL5611) at 900 MHz
  *P1dB of 20.6 dBm (ADL5610) and 21.0 (ADL5611) at 900 MHz
  *Noise figure of 2.1 dB at 900 MHz
  *Low quiescent current of 90 mA on 5 V

Availability, Pricing and Complementary Components

Product   Sample         Full Volume   Price Each In      Packaging
            Availability     Production      1,000 Quantities
ADL5544   Now            Now           $1.35              SOT-89
ADL5545   Now            Now           $1.35              SOT-89
ADL5610   Now            June          $1.99              SOT-89
ADL5611   Now            June          $1.99              SOT-89

The new RF amplifiers can be easily designed with a variety of ADI’s ICs to
form a signal chain from antenna to bits and back. In transmitter designs, the
ADL5544 and ADL5545 are well-suited to work with I/Q modulators such as the
ADL5385, AD8345, AD8346 and AD8349, as well as the ADL5801 RF mixer. The
ADL5610 and ADL5611 are complemented by the ADL5521 low noise amplifier,
ADL5801 RF mixer and ADL5380 demodulator.

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