LT5560 - 0.01MHz to 4GHz Low Power Active Mixer


  • Up or Downconverting Applications
  • Noise Figure: 9.3dB Typical at 900MHz Output
  • Conversion Gain: 2.4dB Typical
  • IIP3: 9dBm Typical at ICC = 10mA
  • Adjustable Supply Current: 4mA to 13.4mA
  • Low LO Drive Level: –2dBm
  • Single-Ended or Differential LO
  • High Port-to-Port Isolation
  • Enable Control with Low Off-State Leakage Current
  • Single 2.7V to 5V Supply
  • Small 3mm × 3mm DFN Package

Typical Application

LT5560 Typical Application
LT5560 Typical Application


The LT5560 is a low power, high performance broadband active mixer. This double-balanced mixer can be driven by a single-ended LO source and requires only –2dBm of LO power. The balanced design results in low LO leakage to the output, while the integrated input amplifier provides excellent LO to IN isolation. The signal ports can be impedance matched to a broad range of frequencies, which allows the LT5560 to be used as an up- or down-conversion mixer in a wide variety of applications.

The LT5560 is characterized with a supply current of 10mA; however, the DC current is adjustable, which allows the performance to be optimized for each application with a single resistor. For example, when biased at its maximum supply current (13.4mA), the typical upconverting mixer IIP3 is +10.8dBm for a 900MHz output.


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
LT5560EDD#PBF 3x3 DFN-8 DD E 05-08-1698 Yes
LT5560EDD#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-8 DD E 05-08-1698 Yes

LT5560 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
LT5560EDD#PBF 3x3 DFN-8 E $2.22 $1.56 Yes
LT5560EDD#TRPBF 3x3 DFN-8 E $1.61 Yes
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Part Number Description Price Documentation
DC1027A LT5560EDD | Low Power Down-Conversion Mixer, Input 79-300MHz, Output 3-67MHz. $125.00
DC963B LT5560EDD | Low Power Up-Converting Mixer, Input 45-190MHz, Output 850-935MHz. $125.00
DC991A LT5560EDD | Low Power Down-Converting Mixer, RFin = 660-1150MHz, IFout = 90-190M $125.00
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