ADI adds to microwave module and integrated RF block ranges

September 22, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
In two recent releases, Analog Devices has expanded its series of of high performance RF and microwave standard modules to facilitate rapid prototyping and faster time to market; and introduced Rx/Tx converters intneded to enable more reliable mobile infrastructure.

Four high performance RF and microwave standard modules – fully integrated, hermetically sealed solutions that dramatically shorten the proof-of-concept phase of the design cycle and help reduce the overall in-house technical support needed to assemble, test, and validate a design – are based on ADI’s own Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) in each module, to ensure consistent quality, reliability and performance.


The circuit blocks comprise;




Full Production



.01 GHz to 20 GHz, Ultra Wideband Power Amplifier Module




0.1 GHz to 40 GHz Single Pole Single Throw Switch Module (SPST)




0.1 GHz to 40 GHz, 31dB, 5-Bit Digital Attenuator Module




2 GHz to 18 GHz Limiting Amplifier Module




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Analog adds; “These hermetically sealed, high-reliability products allow our customers to provide rapid prototype demonstrations and deliver these products into commercial and military flight systems as production ready components. If required, ADI can perform additional levels of screening such as radiation hardening to ensure complete compliance for space-related applications.”


Transmit/receive converters

ADI also introduced highly integrated Rx/Tx converters for microwave and millimeter wave mobile operators and telecom equipment manufacturers. The HMC8100 and HMC8200 Rx/Tx converters incorporate a wide array of functions, replacing multiple discrete parts to provide a single-source, high-performance solution for microwave backhaul applications. The significant reduction in board size and associated power consumption further improves reliability and reduces both system cost and operating expenses; end-systems will be more dependable in the field

The HMC8100 IF receiver chip converts RF input signals ranging from 800 MHz to 4,000 MHz down to a single-ended IF signal of 140 MHz at its output. The device includes two voltage gain amplifiers, three power detectors, a programmable automatic gain control block, and select integrated bandpass filters with 14 MHz, 28 MHz, 56 MHz, and 112