DC2070A - Demo Manual

DEMO MANUAL DC2070A
LTC5577
300MHz to 4GHz
High Signal Level Active
Downconverting Mixer
Description
Absolute Maximum Input
Ratings
Demonstration circuit DC2070A is optimized for evaluation
of the LTC®5577 high signal level active downconverting
mixer. Its RF input port is matched to 50Ω from 1.3GHz to
4.3GHz with 12dB return loss, and the LO port is matched
to 50Ω from 950MHz to 4.1GHz with 10dB return loss.
The RF and LO inputs are easily matched for higher or
lower frequencies with simple external matching, as low
as 350MHz and 300MHz, respectively. The low capacitance
differential IF output is usable up to 1.5GHz. The LTC5577
active mixer is optimized for RF downconverting applications that require high input signal handling capability and
wide bandwidth.
Supply Voltage (VCC, IF +, IF –)......................................4V
Enable Input Voltage (EN).................–0.3V to VCC + 0.3V
LO Input Power (350MHz to 4.5GHz)....................10dBm
LO Input DC Voltage................................................ ±0.1V
RF Input Power (300MHz to 4GHz).......................18dBm
RF Input DC Voltage................................................ ±0.1V
TEMP Monitor Input Current...................................10mA
Operating Temperature Range (TC)......... –40°C to 105°C
Junction Temperature (TJ)..................................... 150°C
Storage Temperature Range................... –65°C to 150°C
Design files for this circuit board are available at
http://www.linear.com/demo
CAUTION: THIS PART IS SENSITIVE TO ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD). OBSERVE PROPER ESD
PRECAUTIONS WHEN HANDLING THE LTC5577.
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Technology Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Board Photo
Figure 1. Test Setup for Mixer 2-Tone Measurements
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Notes on Test Equipment and Setup
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High performance signal generators with low harmonic
outputs should be used for 2-tone measurements.
Otherwise, low pass filters at the signal generator outputs should be used to suppress harmonics.
High quality combiners should be used to present a
broadband 50Ω termination on all ports as well as
provide good port-to-port isolation. Attenuator pads
should be used on the inputs to the combiner and the RF
input port of the LTC5577 mixer, as shown in Figure 1.
Adding attenuator pads further improves source isolation and helps prevent the signal generators from
producing intermodulation products.
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Spectrum analyzers can produce significant internal
distortion products if they are overdriven. Generally,
spectrum analyzers are designed to operate at their
best with about –30dBm to –40dBm at their input. The
spectrum analyzer’s input attenuation setting should
be used to avoid saturating the instrument. Set the
spectrum analyzer’s input attenuation depending on
the spectrum analyzer used.
Before performing measurements on the DUT, the
system performance should be evaluated to ensure that
a clean input signal is obtained and that the spectrum
analyzer’s internal distortion is minimized
Parts List
ITEM
QTY
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4
REFERENCE
PART DESCRIPTION
MANUFACTURER/PART NUMBER
C1, C2, C7, C8
CAP, 1nF, 10%, 16V, X7R, 0402
MURATA, GRM155R71C102KA01D
2
1
C3
CAP, 8.2pF, ±0.1pF, 50V, NPO, 0402
MURATA, GJM1555C1H8R2CA01D
3
1
C4
CAP, 0.7pF, ±0.1pF, 50V, NPO, 0402
MURATA, GJM1555C1HR70BB01D
4
1
C5
CAP, 3.9pF, ±0.1pF, 50V, NPO, 0402
MURATA, GJM1555C1H3R9BB01D
5
0
R3, L4, L5, L6, C6, C10, C11,
C12, C13
COMP, 0402, OPT
0402
6
1
C9
CAP, 1µF, 10%, 10V, X7R, 0603
MURATA, GRM188R61A105KA61D
7
3
E1, E3, E4
TURRET, PAD, 0.094"
MILL-MAX, 2501-2-00-80-00-00-07-0
8
1
E2
TURRET, PAD, 0.061"
MILL-MAX, 2308-2-00-80-00-00-07-0
9
4
J1-J4
CONN, SMA, 50Ω, EDGE-LAUNCH
E.F. JOHNSON, 142-0701-851
10
2
L1, L2
IND, 560nH, 2%, 0603
COILCRAFT, 0603LS-561XGL
11
2
R1, R2
RES, CHIP, 115, 1%, 0402
VISHAY, CRCW0402115RFKED
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U1
IC, LINEAR TECHNOLOGY, LTC5577IUF,
QFN16, 4×4
LINEAR TECHNOLOGY, LTC5577IUF
Quick Start Procedure
1. Set the power supply output voltage to 3.3V and the
current limit to 250mA. Turn off the power supply
output.
2. Connect all test equipment and the power supply as
shown in Figure 1.
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3. Ramp on the power supply with a minimum ramp time
of 1ms.
4. Set the LO signal generator to provide an 1800MHz
CW signal at about 0dBm at the DC2070A’s LO port.
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Quick Start Procedure
5. Set the two RF signal generators to provide one
1949MHz CW signal and one 1951MHz CW signal.
The signals should be applied to the 0° combiner. The
power applied to the DC2070A’s RF input port should
be about –3dBm/tone.
6. Perform various measurements (conversion gain, IP3,
LO leakage, etc.).
7. To turn off the DC2070A, either turn off the power supply’s output, or remove the power leads starting with
the EN lead.
Schematic Diagram
Figure 2. High Signal Level Active Mixer
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