SLWS213A January   2010  – November 2015 TRF370417


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4 Thermal Information
    5. 6.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 RF Output Parameters
    7. 6.7 Typical Characteristics
  7. Detailed Description
    1. 7.1 Overview
    2. 7.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 7.3 Feature Description
    4. 7.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 7.4.1 Baseband Common-Mode Voltage
      2. 7.4.2 LO Drive Level
  8. Application and Implementation
    1. 8.1 Application Information
      1. 8.1.1 Basic Connections
        1. ESD Sensitivity
      2. 8.1.2 GSM Applications
      3. 8.1.3 WCDMA Applications
    2. 8.2 Typical Application
      1. 8.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 8.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. DAC-to-Modulator Interface Network
      3. 8.2.3 Application Curves
  9. Power Supply Recommendations
  10. 10Layout
    1. 10.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 10.2 Layout Example
  11. 11Device and Documentation Support
    1. 11.1 Device Support
      1. 11.1.1 Device Nomenclature
    2. 11.2 Documentation Support
      1. 11.2.1 Related Documentation
    3. 11.3 Community Resources
    4. 11.4 Trademarks
    5. 11.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 11.6 Glossary
  12. 12Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information



11 Device and Documentation Support

11.1 Device Support

11.1.1 Device Nomenclature

    Adjusted (Optimized) Carrier Feedthrough This differs from the unadjusted suppression number in that the baseband input dc offsets are iteratively adjusted around their theoretical value of VCM to yield the maximum suppression of the LO component in the output spectrum. This is measured in dBm.
    Adjusted (Optimized) Sideband Suppression This differs from the unadjusted sideband suppression in that the gain and phase of the baseband inputs are iteratively adjusted around their theoretical values to maximize the amount of sideband suppression. This is measured in dBc.
    Suppressions Over Temperature This specification assumes that the user has gone though the optimization process for the suppression in question, and set the optimal settings for the I, Q inputs. This specification then measures the suppression when temperature conditions change after the initial calibration is done.

    Figure 45 shows a simulated output and illustrates the respective definitions of various terms used in this data sheet.

    TRF370417 m0104-01_lws209.gif Figure 45. Graphical Illustration of Common Terms
    Unadjusted Carrier Feedthrough This specification measures the amount by which the local oscillator component is suppressed in the output spectrum of the modulator. If the common-mode voltage at each of the baseband inputs is exactly the same and there was no dc imbalance introduced by the modulator, the LO component would be naturally suppressed. DC offset imbalances in the device allow some of the LO component to feed through to the output. Because this phenomenon is independent of the RF output power and the injected LO input power, the parameter is expressed in absolute power, dBm.
    Unadjusted Sideband Suppression This specification measures the amount by which the unwanted sideband of the input signal is suppressed in the output of the modulator, relative to the wanted sideband. If the amplitude and phase within the I and Q branch of the modulator were perfectly matched, the unwanted sideband (or image) would be naturally suppressed. Amplitude and phase imbalance in the I and Q branches results in the increase of the unwanted sideband. This parameter is measured in dBc relative to the desired sideband.

11.2 Documentation Support

11.3 Community Resources

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11.4 Trademarks

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11.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution


These devices have limited built-in ESD protection. The leads should be shorted together or the device placed in conductive foam during storage or handling to prevent electrostatic damage to the MOS gates.

11.6 Glossary

SLYZ022TI Glossary.

This glossary lists and explains terms, acronyms, and definitions.