New Dual-channel Receiver Front-end Multichip Modules Feature On-chip Bias and Matching

Press Release Summary:

  • Features single supply operation and low noise figure
  • Available with Low insertion loss of ADRF5545A at 3.6 GHz: 0.65 dB typ
  • Ideal for time division duplexing applications that operate from 2.4-4.2, 3.7-5.3 and 1.8-2.8 GHz

Original Press Release:

Richardson RFPD Announces Availability of Family of 5G Dual-channel Receiver Front Ends from Analog Devices

Designed for time division duplexing applications from 1.8–5.3 GHz

September 2, 2020 – Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, today announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a family of RF and millimeterwave front end modules from Analog Devices, Inc.

These dual-channel receiver front-end multichip modules are designed for time division duplexing (TDD) applications that operate from 2.4-4.2 GHz (ADRF5545A), 3.7-5.3 GHz (ADRF5547) and 1.8-2.8 GHz (ADRF5549). The devices are configured in dual channels with a cascading twostage LNA and a high-power silicon SPDT switch. They are well suited for wireless infrastructure, TDD massive multiple input and multiple output and active antenna systems, and TDD-based communication system applications.

Key features of the family of front end modules include:

  • On-chip bias and matching
  • Single supply operation
  • Gain:

ADRF5545A @ 3.6 GHz: 32 dB typ. high gain mode, 16 dB typ. low gain mode
ADRF5547 @ 4.6 GHz: 33 dB typ. high gain mode, 18 dB typ. low gain mode
ADRF5549 @ 2.3 GHz: 35 dB typ. high gain mode, 17 dB typ. low gain mode

  • Low noise figure:

ADRF5545A @ 3.6 GHz: 1.45 dB typ.
ADRF5547 @ 4.6 GHz: 1.6 dB typ.
ADRF5549 @ 2.3 GHz: 1.4 dB typ.

  • Low insertion loss:

ADRF5545A @ 3.6 GHz: 0.65 dB typ.
ADRF5547 @ 4.6 GHz: 0.50 dB typ.
ADRF5549 @ 2.3 GHz: 0.6 dB typ.

  • High OIP3:

ADRF5545A: +32 dBm typ.
ADRF5547: +31 dBm typ.
ADRF5549: +32 dBm typ.

  • 6 mm x 6 mm, 40-lead LFCSP package

To find more information or to purchase these products today online, visit the Analog Devices RF and mmW Front End Modules webpage. The devices is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or find a local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from ADI, visit the ADI storefront webpage.

About Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF, wireless, IoT and power technologies markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at

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Dave Silvius
Director, Strategic Marketing
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