Integrated Wideband Downconverter RFIC
Fri, 08/10/2007 - 11:58am
Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces a integrated wideband downconverter RFIC, which is designed for use in virtually all wireless infrastructure applications including Cellular/3G and WiMAX/4G systems from 800 to 2700 MHz. The HMC334LP4E delivers +26 dBm input IP3, 0 dB conversion gain, and noise figure as low as 10 dB. This wideband downconverter features single-ended LO and RF inputs and a balanced IF output, which can support a bandwidth of up to 600 MHz. The LO input of the HMC334LP4E operates with drive levels between -6 and +6 dBm, while the wide LO frequency range of 10 to 3300 MHz supports both low side and high side LO frequency plans. This high linearity RFIC also provides good performance in the presence of high level "blocker" signals, making it suitable for receiver applications in demanding environments.