ADRF5534 3.1 GHz to 4.2 GHz, Receiver Front End

Product Details

The ADRF5534 is an integrated RF, front-end multichip module designed for time division duplex (TDD) applications. The device operates from 3.1 GHz to 4.2 GHz. The ADRF5534 is configured with an LNA and a high-power, silicon, SPDT switch.

In the receive operation at 3.6 GHz, the LNA offers a low noise figure (NF) of 1.3 dB and a high gain of 35.5 dB with a third order input intercept point (IIP3) of −4 dBm.

In the transmit operation, the switch provides a low insertion loss of 0.8 dB and handles a long-term evolution (LTE) average power of 37 dBm for a full lifetime operation (8 dB peak to average ratio (PAR)) and 39 dBm for a single event (<10 sec) LNA protection operation.

The device is featured in an RoHS compliant, compact, 5 mm × 3 mm, 24-lead LFCSP package.


  • Wireless infrastructure
  • TDD massive multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) and active antenna systems
  • TDD-based communication systems

Features and Benefits

  • Integrated RF front end
    • LNA and high-power silicon SPDT switch
    • On-chip bias and matching
    • Single-supply operation
  • Gain: 35.5 dB typical at 3.6 GHz
  • Gain flatness: 1.5 dB at 25°C across 400 MHz bandwidth
  • Low noise figure: 1.3 dB typical at 3.6 GHz
  • Low insertion loss: 0.8 dB typical at 3.6 GHz
  • High-power handling at TCASE = 105°C
    • Full lifetime
      • LTE average power (8 dB PAR): 37 dBm
    • Single event (<10 sec operation)
      • LTE average power (8 dB PAR): 39 dBm
  • High Input IP3: −4 dBm
  • Low-supply current
    • Receive operation: 120 mA typical at 5 V
    • Transmit operation: 15 mA typical at 5 V
  • Positive logic control
  • 5 mm × 3 mm, 24-lead LFCSP package