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Analog Devices Introduces High-Performance RF ICs for Multi-band Base Stations and Microwave Point-to-Point Radios

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Analog Devices, Inc.
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Norwood, MA, 02062-9106

Press release date: June 3, 2014

New programmable, highly integrated modulator, demodulator and dual-mixer simplify design in 3G/4G communications, military/aerospace and instrumentation equipment applications.

TAMPA, Fla.-- INTERNATIONAL MICROWAVE SYMPOSIUM-- Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) today introduced new highly integrated RF ICs that greatly simplify the design and reduce the development cost of multi-band base stations and point-to-point (PtP) radios. These new devices include the ADRF6720 I/Q modulator, ADRF6820 I/Q demodulator and ADRF6612 dual-mixer. The highly integrated devices enable the design of base station and high-performance radios requiring multi-band support, high dynamic range and wide channel bandwidths. These products are ideal for designs for 3G/4G communication, microwave PtP radios, military/aerospace and instrumentation applications. ADI’s new RF ICs offer the same performance as radio designs based on a combination of discrete solutions, yet in a significantly smaller form factor. The new devices feature an embedded low phase noise synthesizer, RF switch and balun, digital step attenuator (DSA) and programmable linearity optimization.

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More About the ADRF6720 I/Q Modulator
The ADRF6720 is a 700 MHz to 3 GHz quadrature modulator integrated with a low-phase-noise synthesizer and output RF balun. This modulator is ideal for multi-band, high-performance transmit solutions for base stations, PtP radio and high-dynamic-range radios enabling channel bandwidths up to 1 GHz. The ADRF6720 also features digital programmability for image rejection and carrier feed-through correction as well as linearity optimization.

More About the ADRF6820 I/Q Demodulator
The ADRF6820 is a 695 MHz to 2.7 GHz I/Q demodulator integrated with a low-phase-noise synthesizer, a 2:1 input RF switch, tunable RF balun, and a RF DSA. The integrated demodulator is ideal for use as an observation receiver and direct conversion receiver in wireless infrastructure applications. Additional features include digital programmability for linearity optimization and I/Q phase and gain mismatch correction.

More About the ADRF6612 Dual RF Mixer
The ADRF6612 is a wideband, dual-channel RF down-converter with an integrated IF amplifier, programmable RF balun and low-phase-noise synthesizer. The device is fully specified to operate from 700 MHz to 2.7 GHz. This wideband, high-linearity mixer is ideal for dual-channel main and diversity receivers commonly used in 3G/4G wireless infrastructure applications. High input linearity and low noise enable the ADRF6612 to be used in applications where in-band blocking signals may degrade dynamic range. In addition, the noise figure under blocking condition performance is competitive compared to existing narrowband passive mixers.

Pricing, Availability and Complementary Products
Part Number Sample Availability Pricing each in 1K Units Package Complementary Products
ADRF6720 Now $6.80 6 mm 6 mm 40-lead LFCSP AD9144 AD9142A ADL5243 ADL5246
ADRF6820 Now $10.99 6 mm 6 mm 40-lead LFCSP AD9680 ADL5202 ADL5566
ADRF6612 Now $14.99 7 mm x 7 mm 48-lead LFCSP AD9680 ADL5202 ADL5566

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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