RF Micro Devices, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, represented in Australia by Caelera , today announced a new portfolio of 10.0 GHz - 16.0 GHz GaAs pHEMT I/Q converters.
The innovative I/Q converters are the first in a series of new microwave radio front ends to be launched by RFMD for wireless backhaul applications that satisfy the increasing requirements of global mobile data uptake.
RFMD's growing portfolio of microwave radio front ends helps network operators to quickly and cost-effectively upgrade their backhaul networks to satisfy. The broadband frequency performance of RFMD's newest I/Q converters enables a single product to support multiple radio bands with the advantage that only one part across multiple radio systems is required and inventory management is greatly simplified. Additionally, each new I/Q converter features I/Q mixer topologies to reduce unwanted sideband filtering and support IF frequencies from DC to 4GHz, helping to simplify the radio design process.
The model RFRX5933A is an integrated 10.0 GHz - 16.0 GHz downconverter comprising a low noise amplifier (LNA), I/Q image rejection mixer and LO buffer amplifier. The broadband RFRX5933A presents an impressive noise figure of 2dB while maintaining 13dB conversion gain, 25dBc of image rejection and IIP3 performance of 3dBm.
The RFMX5986A 10.0 GHz - 16.0 GHz I/Q image rejection mixer integrates an LO buffer amplifier. With a conversion loss of 8dB, 25dBc of image rejection and IIP3 performance of 25dBm, it is the ideal tool for designers who need to deploy a standalone MMIC or discrete LNA.
The RFUV5945A targets transmit applications and is an integrated 10.0 GHz - 16.0 GHz upconverter comprising an I/Q image rejection mixer, LPA and LO buffer amplifier.
The I/Q converters are ideally suited for current- and next-generation microwave radio applications as they deliver superior levels of integration to enable smaller radio board footprints, decreased design time and automated board assembly.