LT5518 - 1.5GHz - 2.4GHz High Linearity Direct Quadrature Modulator

Features

  • High Input Impedance Version of the LT5528
  • Direct Conversion to 1.5GHz - 2.4GHz
  • High OIP3: 22.8dBm at 2GHz
  • Low Output Noise Floor at 20MHz Offset:
    No RF: -158.2dBm/Hz
    POUT = 4dBm: -152.5dBm/Hz
  • 4-Ch W-CDMA ACPR: -64dBc at 2.14GHz
  • Integrated LO Buffer and LO Quadrature Phase Generator
  • 50Ω AC-Coupled Single-Ended LO and RF Ports
  • Low Carrier Leakage: -49dBm at 2GHz
  • High Image Rejection: 40dB at 2GHz
  • 16-Lead QFN 4mm × 4mm Package

Typical Application

LT5518 Typical Application
LT5518 Typical Application

Description

The LT5518 is a direct I/Q modulator designed for high performance wireless applications, including wireless infrastructure. It allows direct modulation of an RF signal using differential baseband I and Q signals. It supports PHS, GSM, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, CDMA, CDMA2000, W-CDMA and other systems. It may also be configured as an image reject up-converting mixer, by applying 90° phase-shifted signals to the I and Q inputs. The high impedance I/Q baseband inputs consist of voltage-to-current converters that in turn drive double-balanced mixers. The outputs of these mixers are summed and applied to an on-chip RF transformer, which converts the differential mixer signals to a 50Ω single-ended output. The balanced I and Q baseband input ports are intended for DC coupling from a source with a common mode voltage level of about 2.1V. The LO path consists of an LO buffer with single-ended input, and precision quadrature generators that produce the LO drive for the mixers. The supply voltage range is 4.5V to 5.25V.

Packaging

CAD Symbols and Footprints: The downloadable Zip file below contains the schematic symbol and PCB footprints.

For complete and up to date package information and drawings, please refer to our packaging page

Part Number Package Code Temp Package
Drawing
RoHS
LT5518EUF#PBF 4x4 QFN-16 UF E 05-08-1692 Yes
LT5518EUF#TRPBF 4x4 QFN-16 UF E 05-08-1692 Yes


LT5518 Package Drawing

Order Info

  • Part numbers ending in PBF are lead free. Solder plated terminal finish (SnPb) versions are non-standard and special terms and conditions and pricing applies if available. Please contact LTC marketing for information.
  • Part numbers containing TR or TRM are shipped in tape and reel or 500 unit mini tape and reel, respectively
  • Please refer to our general ordering information or the product datasheet for more details

Package Variations and Pricing

Part Number Package Temp Price
(1-99)
Price
(1k)*
RoHS
LT5518EUF#PBF 4x4 QFN-16 E $7.05 $4.95 Yes
LT5518EUF#TRPBF 4x4 QFN-16 E $5.05 Yes
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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC831A LT5518EUH | I/Q Modulator with Voltage BB Interface $125.00
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Applications

  • Infrastructure Tx for DCS, PCS and UMTS Bands
  • Image Reject Up-Converters for DCS, PCS and UMTS Bands
  • Low Noise Variable Phase-Shifter for 1.5GHz to 2.4GHz Local Oscillator Signals

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