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2nd harmonic (dBc) 84 3rd harmonic (dBc) 83 @ MHz 200 Acl, min spec gain (V/V) 0.53 Architecture VGA, Fully Differential ADC Driver BW @ Acl (MHz) 1400 Gain (Max) (dB) 26 Gain (Min) (dB) -5.5 Step size (dB) 0.5 Type RF VGA Iq per channel (Typ) (mA) 113 Number of channels (#) 2 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Total supply voltage (Max) (+5V=5, +/-5V=10) 5.25 Total supply voltage (Min) (+5V=5, +/-5V=10) 4.75 Vs (Min) (V) 4.75 Vs (Max) (V) 5.25
2nd harmonic (dBc) 84 3rd harmonic (dBc) 83 @ MHz 200 Acl, min spec gain (V/V) 0.53 Architecture VGA, Fully Differential ADC Driver BW @ Acl (MHz) 1400 Gain (Max) (dB) 26 Gain (Min) (dB) -5.5 Step size (dB) 0.5 Type RF VGA Iq per channel (Typ) (mA) 113 Number of channels (#) 2 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Total supply voltage (Max) (+5V=5, +/-5V=10) 5.25 Total supply voltage (Min) (+5V=5, +/-5V=10) 4.75 Vs (Min) (V) 4.75 Vs (Max) (V) 5.25
WQFN (RTV) 32 25 mm² 5 x 5
  • OIP3 of 48.5 dBm at 200 MHz
  • Maximum Voltage Gain of 26 dB
  • Gain Range: 31.5 dB with 0.5-dB Step Size
  • Channel Gain Matching of ±0.04 dB
  • Noise Figure: 7.3 dB at Maximum Gain
  • –3-dB Bandwidth of 1200 MHz
  • Low Power Dissipation
  • Independent Channel Power Down
  • Three Gain Control Modes:
    • Parallel Interface
    • Serial Interface (SPI)
    • Pulse Mode Interface
  • Temperature Range: –40°C to +85°C
  • Thermally-Enhanced, 32-Pin WQFN Package
  • OIP3 of 48.5 dBm at 200 MHz
  • Maximum Voltage Gain of 26 dB
  • Gain Range: 31.5 dB with 0.5-dB Step Size
  • Channel Gain Matching of ±0.04 dB
  • Noise Figure: 7.3 dB at Maximum Gain
  • –3-dB Bandwidth of 1200 MHz
  • Low Power Dissipation
  • Independent Channel Power Down
  • Three Gain Control Modes:
    • Parallel Interface
    • Serial Interface (SPI)
    • Pulse Mode Interface
  • Temperature Range: –40°C to +85°C
  • Thermally-Enhanced, 32-Pin WQFN Package

The LMH6521 contains two high performance, digitally controlled variable gain amplifiers (DVGA).

Both channels of the LMH6521 have an independent, digitally controlled attenuator followed by a high linearity, differential output amplifier. Each block has been optimized for low distortion and maximum system design flexibility. Each channel has a high speed power down mode.

The internal digitally controlled attenuator provides precise 0.5-dB gain steps over a 31.5-dB range. Serial and parallel programming options are provided. Serial mode programming uses the SPI interface. A pulse mode is also offered where simple up or down commands can change the gain one step at a time.

The output amplifier has a differential output allowing 10-VPPD signal swings on a single 5-V supply. The low impedance output provides maximum flexibility when driving filters or analog to digital converters.

The LMH6521 contains two high performance, digitally controlled variable gain amplifiers (DVGA).

Both channels of the LMH6521 have an independent, digitally controlled attenuator followed by a high linearity, differential output amplifier. Each block has been optimized for low distortion and maximum system design flexibility. Each channel has a high speed power down mode.

The internal digitally controlled attenuator provides precise 0.5-dB gain steps over a 31.5-dB range. Serial and parallel programming options are provided. Serial mode programming uses the SPI interface. A pulse mode is also offered where simple up or down commands can change the gain one step at a time.

The output amplifier has a differential output allowing 10-VPPD signal swings on a single 5-V supply. The low impedance output provides maximum flexibility when driving filters or analog to digital converters.

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* Data sheet LMH6521 High Performance Dual DVGA datasheet (Rev. E) 23 Aug 2016
E-book The Signal e-book: A compendium of blog posts on op amp design topics 28 Mar 2017
Selection guide TI Components for Aerospace and Defense Guide (Rev. E) 22 Mar 2017
User guide Using the LMH6521 in DC Coupled Applications Design Guide 08 Jan 2015
Technical article Part 2 - Mitigating common mode noise 03 Nov 2014
Technical article When to use an RF choke vs an inductor 23 Apr 2014
Design guide TSW1265 Dual-Wideband RF-to-Digital Receiver Design Guide 03 Sep 2013
Design guide TSW1266 Wideband RF-to-Digital Complex Receiver-Feedback Signal Chain 03 Sep 2013
Technical article A closer look at special function amplifiers 15 Aug 2013
Technical article How to determine power gain and voltage gain in RF systems 10 Jul 2013
Application note AN-1719 Noise Figure Analysis Fully Differential Amplifier (Rev. A) 01 May 2013
User guide AN-2045 LMH6521EVAL Evaluation Board (Rev. A) 01 May 2013
Application note AN-2235 Ckt Brd Design for LMH6517/21/22 & Other H-Sp IF/RF F Amp (Rev. A) 01 May 2013
Application note Between the Amplifier and ADC: Managing Filter Loss in Communications Systems (Rev. B) 26 Apr 2013
Application note Drivng HSpeed ADCs w/LMH6521 DVGA for High IF AC-Coupled Apps (Rev. A) 26 Apr 2013
Application note Using High Speed Diff Amp to Drive ADCs (Rev. A) 26 Apr 2013
More literature Featured High Speed Differential Amplifiers 23 Oct 2012
Application note A Walk Along the Signal Path (High-Speed Signal Path) 30 Mar 2005

Design & development

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Evaluation board

LMH6521EVAL — Evaluation Board for the LMH6521

The LMH6521EVAL evaluation board is designed to aid in the characterization of TI`s High Speed LMH6521 High Performance Dual (DVGA). Use the evaluation board as a guide for high frequency layout and as a tool to aid in device testing and characterization.

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TSW1265EVM — Wideband Dual Receiver Reference Design and Evaluation Platform

The TSW1265EVM is a wideband dual receiver reference design and evaluation platform. The signal chain allows conversion from RF to bits using a dual-channel downconverter mixer, the LMH6521 dual-channel DVGA, and the ADS4249 14-bit 250-MSPS ADC. The TSW1265EVM also includes the LMK04800 dual-PLL (...)

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TSW16DX370EVM — TSW16DX370EVM Evaluation Module

The TSW16DX370EVM is a reference design board used to evaluate the high performance receiver IF super-heterodyne subsystem solution including the following products from Texas Instruments:

  • TRF37B32 dual down-converting mixer with integrated IF amplifier
  • LMH6521 dual digitally controlled variable gain (...)
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Simulation model

LMH6521 ADS2009 Spice Model

SNOJ009.ZIP (46 KB) - Spice Model
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LMH6521 TINA-TI Reference Design

SNOM321.TSC (286 KB) - TINA-TI Reference Design
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LMH6521 TINA-TI Spice Model

SNOM322.ZIP (8 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
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LMH6521 PSpice Model

SNOM715.ZIP (68 KB) - PSpice Model
Reference designs

TIDA-00360 — 700–2700 MHz Dual-Channel Receiver with 16-Bit ADC and 100 MHz IF Bandwidth Reference Design

The increasing demand on wireless networks to provide faster data links to customers has driven transceiver hardware to increasingly demanding performance with enough bandwidth to support the largest standardized multi-carrier frequency bands (with band aggregation in some cases) and enough receiver (...)
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TIDA-00353 — Equalization Optimization of a JESD204B Serial Link Reference Design

Employing equalization techniques is an effective way of compensating for channel loss in JESD204B high speed serial interfaces for data converters. This reference design features the ADC16DX370, a dual 16-bit, 370 MSPS analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that utilizes de-emphasis equalization to (...)
Reference designs

TIDA-00074 — Wideband RF-to-Digital Complex Receiver-Feedback Signal Chain

This is a wideband complex-receiver reference design and evaluation platform that is ideally suited for use as a feedback receiver for transmitter digital predistortion. The EVM signal chain is ideal for high intermediate-frequency (IF) complex-feedback applications and contains a complex (...)
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TIDA-00073 — Dual-Wideband RF-to-Digital Receiver Design

The TSW1265EVM is an example design of a wideband RF to digital dual receiver solution capable of digitizing up to 125MHz of spectrum. The system provides a reference on how to use the ADS4249, LMH6521, LMK0480x, and a dual mixer to achieve this.  This reference EVEM coupled with a capture card (...)
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