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Current consumption (mA) 130 Frequency (min) (MHz) 1 Frequency (max) (MHz) 11000 Gain (typ) (dB) 16 Noise figure (typ) (dB) 6.8 OIP3 (typ) (dBm) 37 P1dB (typ) (dBm) 15 Number of channels 1 Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 105 Type Active Balun, RF FDA Rating Catalog
Current consumption (mA) 130 Frequency (min) (MHz) 1 Frequency (max) (MHz) 11000 Gain (typ) (dB) 16 Noise figure (typ) (dB) 6.8 OIP3 (typ) (dBm) 37 P1dB (typ) (dBm) 15 Number of channels 1 Operating temperature range (°C) -40 to 105 Type Active Balun, RF FDA Rating Catalog
WQFN-FCRLF (RPV) 12 4 mm² 2 x 2
  • Excellent performance driving RF ADCs
    • Single-ended to differential
    • Differential to differential
  • Two fixed-gain variants:
    • 16 dB (TRF1208)
    • 10 dB (TRF1208B)
  • Bandwidth:
    • TRF1208: 8 GHz (1-dB), 11 GHz (3-dB)
    • TRF1208B: 8.8 GHz (1-dB), 10.5 GHz (3-dB)
  • OIP3:
    • TRF1208: 37 dBm (2 GHz), 32 dBm (6 GHz)
    • TRF1208B: 36 dBm (2 GHz), 28 dBm (6 GHz)
  • P1dB:
    • TRF1208: 15 dBm (2 GHz), 12.5 dBm (6 GHz)
    • TRF1208B: 14 dBm (2 GHz), 11 dBm (6 GHz)
  • Noise figure:
    • TRF1208: 7 dB (2 GHz), 7 dB (8 GHz)
    • TRF1208B: 9.4 dB (2 GHz), 10.2 dB (8 GHz)
  • Output noise spectral density (NSD), dBm/Hz:
    • TRF1208: –151 (2 GHz), –151 (8 GHz)
    • TRF1208B: –154.6 (2 GHz), –153.8 (8 GHz)
  • Gain and phase imbalance: ±0.3 dB and ±3º
  • Power-down feature
  • 3.3‑V single-supply operation
  • Active current: 138 mA
  • Excellent performance driving RF ADCs
    • Single-ended to differential
    • Differential to differential
  • Two fixed-gain variants:
    • 16 dB (TRF1208)
    • 10 dB (TRF1208B)
  • Bandwidth:
    • TRF1208: 8 GHz (1-dB), 11 GHz (3-dB)
    • TRF1208B: 8.8 GHz (1-dB), 10.5 GHz (3-dB)
  • OIP3:
    • TRF1208: 37 dBm (2 GHz), 32 dBm (6 GHz)
    • TRF1208B: 36 dBm (2 GHz), 28 dBm (6 GHz)
  • P1dB:
    • TRF1208: 15 dBm (2 GHz), 12.5 dBm (6 GHz)
    • TRF1208B: 14 dBm (2 GHz), 11 dBm (6 GHz)
  • Noise figure:
    • TRF1208: 7 dB (2 GHz), 7 dB (8 GHz)
    • TRF1208B: 9.4 dB (2 GHz), 10.2 dB (8 GHz)
  • Output noise spectral density (NSD), dBm/Hz:
    • TRF1208: –151 (2 GHz), –151 (8 GHz)
    • TRF1208B: –154.6 (2 GHz), –153.8 (8 GHz)
  • Gain and phase imbalance: ±0.3 dB and ±3º
  • Power-down feature
  • 3.3‑V single-supply operation
  • Active current: 138 mA

The TRF1208 is a very high performance, RF amplifier optimized for radio frequency (RF) applications. This device is excellent for ac-coupled applications that require a single-ended to differential conversion when driving an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) such as the high performance ADC12DJ5200RF. The on-chip matching components simplify printed circuit board (PCB) implementation and provide the highest performance over the usable bandwidth. The device is fabricated in Texas Instruments’ advanced complementary BiCMOS process and is available in a space-saving, WQFN-FCRLF package.

The TRF1208 operates on a single-rail supply and consumes about 138 mA of active current. A power-down feature is also available for power savings.

The TRF1208 is a very high performance, RF amplifier optimized for radio frequency (RF) applications. This device is excellent for ac-coupled applications that require a single-ended to differential conversion when driving an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) such as the high performance ADC12DJ5200RF. The on-chip matching components simplify printed circuit board (PCB) implementation and provide the highest performance over the usable bandwidth. The device is fabricated in Texas Instruments’ advanced complementary BiCMOS process and is available in a space-saving, WQFN-FCRLF package.

The TRF1208 operates on a single-rail supply and consumes about 138 mA of active current. A power-down feature is also available for power savings.

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* Data sheet TRF1208 10-MHz to 11-GHz, 3-dB-BW ADC Driver Amplifier datasheet (Rev. C) PDF | HTML 20 Aug 2023
EVM User's guide TRF1208 Evaluation Module User's Guide (Rev. B) PDF | HTML 09 Aug 2023
Certificate TRF1208LGEVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 03 Aug 2023
Application brief TRF1208, TRF1108 Active Balun Interface With Xilinx RFSoC Data Converters PDF | HTML 21 Feb 2023
EVM User's guide TRF1208-AFE7950-EVM Evaluation Module User's Guide (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 13 Jan 2023
Certificate TRF1208-AFE7950EVM EU RoHS Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 25 Oct 2022
White paper Improving RF Signal Chain With an RF Fully Differential Amplifier (FDA) PDF | HTML 11 May 2022
EVM User's guide ADCxxDJxx00RF-TRF1208 Evaluation Module User's Guide PDF | HTML 12 Oct 2021
Certificate TRF1208EVM EU RoHS Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 04 Oct 2021

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Evaluation board

TRF1208-ADC12DJ5200RFEVM — TRF1208 evaluation module for high-speed RF-sampling fully-differential amplifier with ADC12DJ5200RF

The TRF1208-ADC12DJ5200RFEVM is used to evaluate the ADC12DJ5200RF and ADC12DJ4000RF analog-to-digital converters (ADCs). The ADC12DJ5200RF is a dual-channel 12-bit ADC capable of operating at sampling rates up to 5.2 GSPS in dual-channel mode or 10.4 GSPS in single-channel mode. The ADC12DJ4000RF (...)
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TRF1208-AFE7950EVM — TRF1208 evaluation module for high-speed RF-sampling fully-differential amplifier with AFE7950

The TRF1208-AFE7950EVM is used to evaluate the performance our AFE79xx family of integrated radio frequency- (RF) sampling transceivers with our TRF1208 differential amplifier.
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TRF1208EVM — TRF1208 evaluation module for 3-dB-bandwidth single-ended to differential amplifier

The TRF1208 evaluation module (EVM) is used to evaluate the TRF1208, which is a single-ended input to differential-output radio-frequency (RF) amplifier available in a 2-mm × 2-mm², 12-pin very very thin quad flatpack no-lead (WQFN) package. TRF1208 is well suited to drive a high-speed (...)

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XMICR-3P-TRF1208 — X-Microwave TRF1208 X-MWblock evaluation module

X-MWblocks consist of RF and Microwave “drop-in” components that can be used individually for prototyping or in production assemblies. X-MWblocks are easy to test, integrate, align and configure to 67 GHz and beyond. No messy Sweat Soldering or Silver Epoxy processes are required. X-MWblocks are (...)

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Simulation model

TRF1208 D2D S-Parameter Model

SBOMCG2.ZIP (10 KB) - S-Parameter Model
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TRF1208 PSpice Model

SBOMC75.ZIP (123 KB) - PSpice Model
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TRF1208 S-Parameter Model (Rev. A)

SBOMBZ7A.ZIP (7 KB) - S-Parameter Model
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TRF1208 Simplified Macro Model

SBOMC74.TSC (3047 KB) - Macromodels
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