Receiver and Transmitter ICs Simplify System Design

Sept. 22, 2016
Receiver and transmitter ICs work with IF frequency translation over wide ranges to 4 GHz.
Image courtesy of Analog Devices

A pair of receiver/transmitter (Rx/Tx) converters announced by Analog Devices at EDI CON 2016 also support the growing demand for broadband frequency coverage. The intermediate-frequency (IF) Rx and Tx chips integrate a large number of component functions in integrated-circuit (IC) form, allowing system designers to dramatically shrink the size and weight of their communications systems. Ideal for microwave backhaul communications applications, these Rx/Tx converters help improve system reliability while reducing design costs.

Model HMC8100LP6JE is a receiver IC that translates a received RF/microwave frequency range of 800 to 4,000 MHz to an IF of 80 to 200 MHz for digital conversion and processing. It offers an 80-dB receive power control range and SPI control interface. It is supplied in a 40-lead, 6 × 6 mm LFCSP housing and supports complex modulation formats, such as 1024-state quadrature amplitude modulation (1024QAM).

Model HMC8200LP5ME is an transmitter IC with IF range of 200 to 700 MHz and transmit RF/microwave frequency range of 800 to 4,000 MHz. It has a 25-dB transmit power control range and is also operated by an SPI control connection. It is supplied in a 32-lead, 5 × 5 mm LFCSP package. The receiver and transmitter ICs replace a number of discrete components in various communications applications, including wireless backhaul, satellite communications (satcom), and point-to-point communications systems.

For more details about the miniature receiver and transmitter ICs, visit Analog Devices at booth 409.

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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