RF& Microwave Mixers

Materials & Material Processing, Communication Systems & Equipment

Waveguide Frequency Mixers exhibit low conversion loss.

December 1, 2015

Utilizing GaAs Schottky Barrier Beam Lead Diodes in balanced configurations, Waveguide Frequency Mixers come in 6 down-conversion and 6 up-conversion models, covering full Ka, Q, U, V, E, and W millimeter wave bands. Units operate over RF and LO frequency bands from 26.5–110 GHz with IF frequency covering DC–18 GHz. Depending on model, conversion loss ranges from 6–9 dB typical with 20 dB RF to LO isolation. Mixers are supplied in rugged gold-plated package, in sizes from WR-28 to WR-10. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment

Programmable RF Mixer/Signal Generator can up- or down-convert.

August 3, 2015

Designed as stand-alone mixer for use in RF and microwave communications products or test setups, software-programmable Windfreak MixNV also includes ability to self-bias mixer for use as signal generator. It can also perform 2-level FSK modulation with adjustable frequency deviation via software or off-board external 3.3 V CMOS drive. While RF I/O ports accommodate 30 MHz to 5 GHz signals, built-in Local Oscillator (LO) can be adjusted from 85 MHz to 5 GHz in 1 Hz steps. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments, Communication Systems & Equipment

Double-Balanced Mixer offers high isolation, low conversion loss.

April 7, 2015

Supplied in SMT package, CMD177C3 offers 6.5 dB conversion loss, 45 dBc LO to RF isolation, and +18 dBm input IP3 across 6–14 GHz bandwidth. Minimum LO drive requirement is +9 dBm, with saturation reached at levels over +13 dBm, and IF bandwidth of DC to 5 GHz allows support of diverse frequency conversion plans. Supporting use in up-/down-converting systems, product can be used in pair configured as image reject mixer or single sideband modulator with external hybrids and power splitters. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Materials & Material Processing

Low Noise Active Mixer covers 4-23 GHz RF frequency range.

October 16, 2014

Housed in lead-free, 1.5 x 1.2 mm TDFN surface mount plastic package, Model MAMX-011023 is designed for down frequency conversion and supports very low noise of 7 dB typical. Discrete mixer has ultra wide IF of 8 GHz, conversion gain of 9 dB at 12 GHz, and low power consumption at 3 V/15 mA. Fabricated using GaAs process, which features full passivation, MAMX-011023 can be biased from single positive supply and used for either lower sideband or upper sideband mixing. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Fundamental Mixer offers low conversion loss.

April 26, 2013

Suitable for up- and down-converting applications from 11–21 GHz, Model CMD178C3 has typical conversion loss of 6 dB, with very low LO leakage to both RF and IF ports of -25 and -30 dBm, respectively. Double balanced unit can operate with LO drive level as low as +9 dBm and has wide RF bandwidth from DC to 6 GHz. Housed in 3 x 3 mm SMT package, RoHS-compliant device can be configured as image reject mixer or single sideband modulator with external hybrids and power splitters. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Ceramic Hermetic Microwave Mixers exceed multiple requirements.

February 13, 2012

SMT mixer models MAC-24+, MAC-24LH+, MAC-24MH+, MAC-60+, and MAC-60MH+, supplied in cases that meet/exceed aerospace and military ground requirements for hermetic, thermal shock, vibration, and acceleration, deliver broadband performance suitable for instrumentation. While MAC-24xx models cover frequencies from 300 MHz to 2.4 GHz with LO power levels from +7 to +13 dBm, MAC-60xx models are designed for 1.6-6 GHz signals. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Dual Broadband RF Mixer draws 300 mW/channel.

June 10, 2011

To address high-density footprints of multimode 4G RRH (Remote Radio Head) MIMO receivers, LTC5569 offers 26.8 dBm IIP3 and operating frequency range of 300 MHz to 4 GHz. IC comes in 4 x 4 mm QFN package and can be configured to operate on any cellular band from 700 MHz to 2.7 GHz. It also features conversion gain of 2 dB and noise figure of 11.7 dB as well as inputs that can withstand strong in-band blocking interference signals without significantly degrading noise figure. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

RF Mixers support wideband operation.

May 12, 2011

Combining wideband LO amplifier, programmable RF balun, high-linearity mixer core, programmable IF filter, and IF amplifier, single-channel Model ADL5811 and dual-channel Model ADL5812 enable multiband, single-board receiver designs. Passive mixers extend across 700-2,800 MHz frequency range while delivering IP3 of 24 dBm, 11 dB SSB noise figure, and 7 dB of power conversion gain. Devices are suited for wideband wireless infrastructure applications and software-defined radio applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Materials & Material Processing

Surface Mount Frequency Mixer operates from 1-6,000 MHz.

January 11, 2011

Featuring low-profile package, Model SYM-63LH+ provides IF response from DC-1,000 MHz and is useful in wideband system applications such as IED. Double balanced mixer utilizes core and wire transformers and diode quad in ring configuration. Transformers are designed to provide ultra wide bandwidth using simulation software together with proprietary transformer technology. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

High-Performance RF Passive Mixers suit wireless application.

May 14, 2010

With operating frequency in range of 2,300-2,900 MHz, single-channel ADL5353 and dual-channel ADL5354 integrated passive mixers suit wireless applications, such as cellular base station receivers, transmit observation receivers and radio link downconverters. They can be integrated with RF balun, local oscillator (LO) switch for dual LO frequency applications, LO driver and integrated IF amplifier. Models can be operated on 3.3 V supply voltage for power saving applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

RF Mixer features operating frequency range to 3.7 GHz.

May 6, 2005

Model LT5527 high linearity, active downconverting RF mixer simplifies design of 3G cellular basestations. At 1.9 GHz, unit offers IIP3 linearity of 23.5 dBm, conversion gain of 2.3 dB, and noise figure of 12.5 dB. Local oscillator and RF inputs operate single-ended and have built-in 50 ohm impedance, requiring few external matching components. Low-noise LO buffer allows operation at -3 dBm LO drive level, reducing need for external filtering. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

RF Active Mixers feature operating current of 28 mA.

February 1, 2005

With IIP3 (Input Third-Order Intercept) of 16.5 dBm @ 900 MHz and noise figure of 11 dB, LT5526 is suited for use as downconverting or upconverting mixer and operates over bandwidth from 100 kHz to 2 GHz. Model LT5525 features on-chip RF input transformer and offers internal 50 ohm impedance matching at RF and LO (Local Oscillator) inputs, which can be driven single-ended. It features IIP3 of 21 dBm @ 900 MHz and operates over bandwidth from 0.8-2.5 GHz. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Upconverting Mixers integrate RF transformer.

April 14, 2004

Model LT5519 operates over 0.7-1.4 GHz range, while Model LT5520 covers 1.3-2.3 GHz frequency bands without external matching components. On-chip RF transformer enables single-ended output operation for both units. RF port is internally 50 Ohm-matched over full operating frequency range. Built-in LO amplifiers eliminate need for external LO buffers. Operating from 5 V supply, mixers typically draw 60 mA. They come in 4 x 4 mm, 16-lead plastic QFN surface-mount package. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Active Mixer suits wireless and cable applications.

November 10, 2003

LT5522 active downconverting mixer has RF input with on-chip transformer that is 50 ohm matched over wide frequency range. RF input and Local Oscillator (LO) ports can be driven differentially or single-ended with minimum external impedance matching components. Mixer provides third-order intercept performance of 25 dBm @ 900 MHz and 21.5 dBm @ 1.9 GHz; draws 56 mA supply current at 5 V; and comes in 16-lead, 4 mm² QFN package. It operates with RF input from 600 MHz to 2.7 GHz. Read More

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