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Richardson RFPD Introduces 1/2-Watt RF Driver Amplifier from ADI

 July 31, 2012 Press Release

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-- Dynamically-Adjustable Biasing Circuit Allows for Customization
   of OIP3 and P1dB Performance from 3.3 V to 5 V


July 31, 2012 – LaFox, Illinois: Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 1/2-watt RF driver amplifier from Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI). The ADL5324 incorporates a dynamically-adjustable biasing circuit that allows for the customization of OIP3 and P1dB performance from 3.3 V to 5 V, without the need for an external bias resistor. This versatile feature creates the opportunity for dynamic biasing of the device where a variable supply is used to allow for full 5 V biasing under large signal conditions, and then reduced supply voltage when signal levels are smaller and lower power consumption is desirable.

Analog Devices ADL5324 - RF CafeThe ADL5324 is rated to operate across a wide temperature range (−40°C to +105°C), covers a wide frequency range (400 MHz to 4000 MHz), and requires few external components to be tuned to a specific band within that wide range. This high performance broadband RF driver amplifier is well suited for a variety of wired and wireless applications, including cellular infrastructure, ISM band power amplifiers, defense equipment, and instrumentation equipment. A fully populated evaluation board is available.

Additional key features of the ADL5324 include:
  • Gain of 14.6 dB at 2140 MHz
  • OIP3 of 43.1 dBm at 2140 MHz
  • P1dB of 29.1 dBm at 2140 MHz
  • Noise figure of 3.8 dB
  • SOT-89 package, MSL-1 rated
  • ESD rating of ±3 kV (Class 2)
The device is part of ADI's Select Products for Q3, 2012.

Common configurations are in stock and available for immediate delivery. To find more information, or to purchase the device today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the ADL5324 webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn more about additional products from ADI, please visit the ADI storefront webpage.



About Richardson RFPD, Inc.:
Richardson RFPD, Inc., an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. Relationships with the industry’s top component suppliers enable Richardson RFPD to meet the total engineering needs of each customer. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide support for all aspects of customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production.  More information is available online at www.richardsonrfpd.com.

Follow Richardson RFPD on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Richardson_RFPD.
 
To subscribe to Richardson RFPD’s New Products e-newsletter, visit: www.richardsonrfpd.com/subscribe


For details, contact:
Mark Vitellaro
Director of Strategic Marketing
mvitellaro@richardsonrfpd.com
(630) 208-2700
40W267 Keslinger Road
P.O. Box 307
LaFox, Illinois 60147-0307
www.richardsonrfpd.com



Posted  7/31/2012
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