ADRF6780 6 GHz to 24 GHz Wideband Upconverter

Analog Devices’ microwave upconverters for radios, radar, and automatic test equipment (ATE)

Image of Analog Devices' ADRF6780 Wideband UpconverterADI's ADRF6780 is a silicon germanium (SiGe) design, wideband, microwave upconverter optimized for point-to-point microwave radio, radar, and ATE designs operating in the 5.9 GHz to 23.6 GHz frequency range. It offers two upconverter modes, direction conversion from baseband IQ to radio frequency (RF) and single sideband upconversion from real infrared frequency (IF), making it ideal for high precision applications.

The device has baseband inputs which are high impedance and are generally terminated off chip with 100 Ω differential back terminations. The baseband I/Q input path can be disabled and a modulated real IF signal anywhere from 0.8 GHz to 3.5 GHz can be fed into the IF input path and upconverted to 5.9 GHz to 23.6 GHz while suppressing the unwanted sideband by typically better than 25 dBc. The serial port interface (SPI) allows tweaking of the quadrature phase adjustment to allow optimum sideband suppression. In addition, the SPI interface allows powering down the output power detector to reduce power consumption when power monitoring is not necessary. The ADRF6780 upconverter comes in a small thermally enhanced, 5 mm × 5 mm LFCSP package

  • Upconverter: 5.9 GHz to 23.6 GHz frequency
  • Two upconversion modes
    • Direct conversion from baseband IQ to RF
    • Single sideband upconversion from real IF
  • LO input frequency range: 5.4 GHz to 14 GHz
  • LO doubler for up to 28 GHz
  • Matched 100 Ω balanced RF output, LO input, and IF input
  • High impedance baseband inputs
  • Sideband suppression and carrier feedthrough optimization
  • Variable attenuator and power detector for Tx power control
  • Programmable via 4-wire SPI
  • Temperature range: -40°C to +85°C
  • Package/case: 32-WFQFN exposed pad, 32-LFCSP
  • Point-to-point microwave radios
  • Radar, electronic warfare systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Automatic test equipment (ATE)

ADRF6780 Eval board

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionTypeFrequencyAvailable QuantityView Details
ADRF6780-EVALZ datasheet linkEVAL BOARD FOR ADRF6780ADRF6780-EVALZEVAL BOARD FOR ADRF6780Upconverter5.9GHz ~ 23.6GHz6 - Immediate
18 - Factory Stock
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ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionFunctionFrequencyAvailable QuantityView Details
ADRF6780ACPZN-R7 datasheet linkIC UPCONVERTER 5.9GHZ-23.6GHZADRF6780ACPZN-R7IC UPCONVERTER 5.9GHZ-23.6GHZUpconverter5.9GHz ~ 23.6GHz1215 - Immediate
1500 - Factory Stock
ADRF6780ACPZN-R7 product page link
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Published: 2017-02-20