SLWS223B August 2011 – November 2015 TRF3705
This specification measures the power of the local oscillator component that is present at the output spectrum of the modulator. The performance depends on the dc offset balance within the baseband input lines. Ideally, if all of the baseband lines were perfectly matched, the carrier (that is, the LO) would be naturally suppressed; however, small dc offset imbalances within the device allow some of the LO component to feed through to the output. This parameter is expressed as an absolute power in dBm, and is independent of the RF output power and the injected LO input power.
It is possible to adjust the baseband dc offset balance to suppress the output carrier component. Devices such as the DAC348x DAC family have dc offset adjustment capabilities specifically for this function. The Adjusted Carrier Feedthrough graphs (see Figure 33 through Figure 38) optimize the performance at the center of the band at room temperature. Then, with the adjusted dc offset values held constant, the parameter is measured over the frequency band and across the temperature extremes. The typical performance plots provide an indication of how well the adjusted carrier suppression can be maintained over frequency and temperature with only one calibration point.
This specification measures the suppression of the undesired sideband at the output of the modulator relative to the desired sideband. If the amplitude and phase within the I and Q branch of the modulator were perfectly matched, the undesired sideband (or image) would be naturally suppressed. Amplitude and phase imbalance in the I and Q branches result in the increase of the undesired sideband. This parameter is measured in dBc relative to the desired sideband.
It is possible to adjust the relative amplitude and phase balance within the baseband lines to suppress the unwanted sideband. Devices such as the DAC348x DAC family have amplitude and phase adjustment control specifically for this function. The Adjusted Sideband Suppression graphs (refer to Figure 39 through Figure 44) optimize the performance at the center of the band at room temperature. Then, with the adjusted amplitude and phase values held constant, the parameter is measured over the frequency band and across the temperature extremes. The performance plots provide an indication of how well the adjusted sideband suppression can be maintained over frequency and temperature with only one calibration point.
The output noise specifies the absolute noise power density that is output from the RFOUT pin (pin 16). This parameter is expressed in dBm/Hz. This parameter, in conjunction with the OIP3 specification, indicates the dynamic range of the device. In general, at high output signal levels the performance is limited by the linearity of the device; at low output levels, on the other hand, the performance is limited by noise. As a result of the higher gain and output power of the TRF3705 compared to earlier devices, it is expected that the noise density is slightly higher as well. With its increased gain and high OIP3 performance, the overall dynamic range of the TRF3705 is maintained at exceptional levels.
A simulated output spectrum with two tones is shown in Figure 77, with definitions of various terms used in this data sheet.
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