Analog Devices’ RMS Power Detector Offers Unparalleled Frequency Performance and Flexibility

Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:00am EDT

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NORWOOD, Mass.--(Business Wire)--
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in high-performance semiconductors
for signal processing applications and RF ICs, today introduced a high
performance RMS power detector. Featuring operation up to 10 GHz and a 67 dB
measurement range, the ADL5906 TruPwr RMS detector is frequency versatile and
eliminates the need for external input tuning devices, such as a balun. The
ADL5906 RF detector is well-suited for a variety of applications that require an
accurate RMS measurement of signal power including communications
infrastructure, power amplifier linearization, Point-to-Point and
Point-to-MultiPoint, cable, military, satellite, instrumentation equipment and
ISM band transmitters.

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Requiring only a single supply of 5V and a few capacitors, the new ADL5906 power
detector is easy-to-use and capable of being driven with a single-ended or
differential input drive. Furthermore, the ADL5906 provides low temperature
drift across a broad -55ºC to +125ºC that is highly repeatable from
part-to-part, thereby reducing design risk and manufacturing costs. 

ADL5906 TruPwr RMS Power Detector Key Features:

* Accurate RMS-to-dc conversion from 10 MHz to 10 GHz 
* Single-ended ± 1dB detection range: 67 dB at 2140 MHz, no balun or external
input matching required 
* Response-independent of waveform types such as
* Linear-in-decibels output, scaled 55 mV/dB at 2140 MHz 
* Temperature stability of < ±1 dB from -40°C to +85°C 
* Operates from -55°C to +125°C 
* Power-down capability to 250 µA 
* Pin-compatible with the ADL5902 and AD8363 TruPwr detectors

Availability, Pricing and Complementary Components

 Product      Sample Availability      Full Volume Production      Price Each In 1,000 Quantities      Packaging       
 ADL5906      Now                      Now                         $5.59                               4mm x 4mm       
                                                                                                       16-lead LFCSP   

The ADL5906 RF detector can be easily designed with a broad array of ADI`s
analog-to-digital converters, including the AD7466 12-bit ADC. 

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog
Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within
the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data
conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000
customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog
Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and
manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the
S&P 500 Index. 

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