Analog Devices, manufacturer of high-performance semi-conductors for signal processing applications, has introduced a new radio frequency (RF) mixer that offers high linearity over a broad frequency range up to 3 GHz for both up and down conversion applications. Within any wireless application, the RF mixer stage converts the signal from its original RF to an IF (intermediate frequency).

During this process, flexibility in selecting the intermediate frequency and high dynamic range are important, as these features ease filtering and external blockers, producing cleaner radio transmissions. By delivering high linearity, low power consumption and high integration in a 3mm x 2mm package, the ADL5350 RF mixer reduces board space and cost while allowing high levels of performance to be achieved.