Because of the high maintenance needed to monitor and filter spammers from the RF Cafe Forums, I decided that it would
be best to just archive the pages to make all the good information posted in the past available for review. It is unfortunate
that the scumbags of the world ruin an otherwise useful venue for people wanting to exchanged useful ideas and views.
It seems that the more formal social media like Facebook pretty much dominate this kind of venue anymore anyway, so if
you would like to post something on RF Cafe's
page, please do.
Below are all of the forum threads, including all
the responses to the original posts.
Post subject: 800Mhz Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:53 pm
I am a beginner in RF. I need to build a 880MHz upconverter
- downconverter pair. I have serached and found MMIC on mixer and a
suggested PCB is given in the datasheet. Is it easy to make it or I
should buy a module instead of component. Please give me your advice.
Post subject: Hittite Mixers
and Eval BrdsPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:22 am
Hittie has many mixers
that cost ~$1.00. They also offer evaluation boards, which they will
either give or sell to you. The evaluation boards have the connectors,
DC pins and are ready to use. Modules typically are much more expensive.
Post subject: Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006
Thanks for your advice. Because this project
is funded by university. Money is not a big problem. I need to build
FM system for testing. Any expert can guide me how to find the sources?
Post subject: Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006
Because you are from a university, Hittite may give you
the samples boards for free. I would check out their website, and then
contact their sales department. Their support is excellent, unlike other
companies, they will actually speak with you and truly try and solve