85 - 2700 MHz RF Synthesizer / VCO with Integrated RF Mixer

    Key Features

    • 85MHz to 2700MHz LO Frequency Range
    • Fractional-N Synthesizer with Very Low Spurious Levels
    • Typical Step Size 1.5Hz
    • Fully Integrated Low Phase Noise VCO and LO Buffers
    • Integrated Phase Noise 0.18 degrees RMS at 1GHz
    • High Linearity RF Mixer
    • 30MHz to 2700MHz Mixer Frequency Range
    • Input IP3 +23dBm
    • Mixer Bias Adjustable for Low Power Operation
    • 2.7V to 3.3V Power Supply
    • Low Current Consumption
    • 3- or 4-Wire Serial Interface

    Qorvo's RFFC2072A is a re-configurable frequency conversion device with integrated fractional-N phased locked loop (PLL) synthesizer, voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) and one high linearity mixer. The fractional-N synthesizer takes advantage of an advanced sigma-delta modulator that delivers ultra-fine step sizes and low spurious products. The VCO features temperature compensation circuits that deliver stable performance across the operating temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees C. The PLL/VCO engine combined with an external loop filter allows the user to generate local oscillator (LO) signals from 85MHz to 2700MHz. The LO signal is buffered and routed to the integrated RF mixer which is used to up/down-convert frequencies ranging from 30MHz to 2700MHz. The mixer bias current is programmable and can be reduced for applications requiring lower power consumption. The RFFC2072A can be configured to work as a signal source by bypassing the integrated mixer. Device programming is achieved via a simple 3-wire serial interface. In addition, a unique programming mode allows up to four devices to be controlled from a common serial bus. This eliminates the need for separate chip-select control lines between each device and the host controller. Up to six general purpose outputs are provided, which can be used to access internal signals (the LOCK signal, for example) or to control front end components. Both devices operate with a 2.7V to 3.3V power supply.

    Mixer RF Min(MHz) 85
    Mixer RF Max(MHz) 2,700
    Mixer IF Min(MHz) 85
    Mixer IF Max(MHz) 2,700
    LO Min(MHz) 30
    LO Max(MHz) 2,700
    Conversion Gain(dB) -2
    Mixer IIP3(dBm) 23
    Phase Noise @ 2 GHz (1kHz)(dBc/Hz) -90
    Phase Noise @ 2 GHz (10kHz)(dBc/Hz) -102
    Icc(mA) 125
    Package Type QFN
    Package(mm) 5 x 5
    ECCN 5A991.G

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