The PE41901 is a passive double-balanced, Ku band mixer with image rejection. It integrates two mixers, a local oscillator (LO) path 90-degree coupler and RF port baluns on a single die. Integrating these functions provides good image rejection, reduces LO leakage and improves LO to RF isolation. This mixer operates with single-ended signals on the RF and LO ports, and it can be used as an upconversion or downconversion mixer. It supports a broad RF frequency range of 10 to 19 GHz. The intermediate frequency (IF) port accepts broadband quadrature signals from DC to 4 GHz, while the LO port covers a frequency range of 12 to 19 GHz.
The PE41901 is a complete monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) solution, and it is the first high frequency RF SOI mixer. This mixer provides a reliable, repeatable and consistent solution for frequency-mixing applications. It is ideal for test and measurement systems and Ku band earth terminals such as very small aperture terminal (VSAT) and point-to-point communication systems. View product details.