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Ultra-Wideband Mixer with Integrated LO Buffer Offers 23.9 dBm IIP3 in a Tiny Package

Ultra-Wideband Mixer: LTC5553

Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC5553, a double balanced mixer providing best-in-class matched bandwidth capability from 3 to 20 GHz. The mixer can be used either as an up- or downconverter. In addition, the LTC5553 delivers outstanding linearity of 23.9 dBm IIP3 at 14 GHz, and 21.5 dBm at 17 GHz. The device integrates an LO buffer requiring only 0 dBm input drive, effectively eliminating an external high power LO amplifier circuit. 


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Revolutionary 3D Smith Chart Tool Released for RF/Microwave Designers

Including many new capabilities not available in the traditional Smith chart for greater insight

3D Smith Chart Tools S.R.L. has released a revolutionary and powerful learning, analysis and design tool for RF/microwave engineers: the 3D Smith Chart. The 3D Smith Chart is the first commercially available software tool that enables new capabilities for RF/microwave design that were not available using the original Smith chart, introduced in 1939.


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