A wideband mixer is an electronic component that is used to convert high-frequency signals from one frequency to another. The mixer combines two input signals, a radio frequency (RF) signal and a local oscillator (LO) signal, to produce an output signal at the sum and difference frequencies of the inputs.
Wideband mixers are used in a variety of applications, including in radio and communication systems, where they are used to modulate and demodulate signals. They are also used in test and measurement equipment, where they are used to generate signals for calibration and testing purposes.
The bandwidth of a mixer refers to the range of frequencies over which it can operate. A wideband mixer is designed to operate over a broad frequency range, typically from several hundred megahertz to several gigahertz. This makes it well-suited for applications where the input signal may vary in frequency or where a wide range of frequencies need to be mixed.
One of the key characteristics of a wideband mixer is its conversion loss, which is the amount of signal loss that occurs during the mixing process. A low conversion loss is desirable because it means that the output signal will be closer in amplitude to the input signal, resulting in a stronger and more reliable signal.
|CONVERTER||FREQ. MIN (GHz)||FREQ. MAX (GHz)||LO FREQUENCY (GHz)||IF FREQUENCY (GHz)||LO INPUT POWER (dBm)||CONV. GAIN (dB)||OP1dB (dBm)||PACKAGE|
|Up & Down||0.7||3.7||0.7 - 4||DC - 2||12||-7||5||Die|
|Up & Down||1||4.5||1-5||DC - 2||15||-7||6||Die|
|Up & Down||3||10||3-10||DC - 3||15||-7||5||Die|
|Active Down||0.1||6||0.1 - 6||DC - 3||-5||11||-5||Die|
|Active Down||0.1||6||0.1 - 6||DC - 3||0||18||3||Die|
|Down||40.5||43.5||8.8 - 10||5 - 6||9||33||0||Die|
|Up||92||96||86 - 90||5.1 - 6||7||-3||2||Die|
|Down||92||96||86 - 90||5.2 - 6||10||-10||5||Die|