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RFMD adds four new high linearity, low noise I/Q converters

April 17, 2012
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Four new MMIC Upconverter and Downconverter devices from RFMD offer high performance and low cost for high frequency applications. The RFUV1002 and RFUV1003 Upconverters incorporate an image rejection mixer, LO buffer amplifier, variable gain amplifier, and DC-decoupling capacitor. The RFRX1001 and RFRX1002 Downconverters incorporate an image rejection mixer, LO buffer amplifier, integrated LNA, and DC-decoupling capacitor. Each device is packaged in a 5 x 5 mm QFN to simplify both system-level board design and volume assembly.

The combination of high performance and low cost packaging makes each of these devices a cost effective solution, ideally suited for point-to-point radio, satellite communications, military radar, and electronic warfare applications.


Upconverter Features

Downconverter Features

  • RF Frequency
  • RF Frequency
  • RFUV1002: 9 GHz to14 GHz
  • RFRX1001: 10 GHz to 15.4 GHz
  • RFUV1003: 12 GHz to16 GHz
  • RFRX1002: 9 GHz to 14 GHz
  • IF Frequency: DC to 4 GHz
  • LO Frequency
  • Conversion Gain (Max): 23 dB
  • RFRX1001: 6 GHz to 19.4 GHz
  • Conversion Gain (Min): -15 dB
  • RFRX1002: 5 GHz to 18 GHz
  • NF (Max. Gain)
  • IF Frequency: DC to 4GHz
  • RFUV1002: 12 dB
  • Conversion Gain
  • RFUV1003: 11 dB
  • RFRX1001: 12 dB
  • OIP3 (Max. Gain): +28 dBm
  • RFRX1002: 14 dB
  • Image Rejection: 20 dBc
  • Noise Figure


  • RFRX1001: 2.1 dB


  • RFRX1002: 1.7 dB


  • IIP3: 4 dBm


  • OIP3


  • RFRX1001: 16 dBm


  • RFRX1002: 18 dBm


  • Image Rejection: 15 dBc

The products are now available in production quantities. Pricing begins at $24.44 each for 1000 pieces.

For more information on RFRX1001, visit Parts/PID-P_RFRX1001.aspx.

For more information on RFRX1002, visit Parts/PID-P_RFRX1002.aspx.

For more information on RFUV1002, visit Parts/PID-P_RFUV1002.aspx.

For more information on RFUV1003, visit Parts/PID-P_RFUV1003.aspx.

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