Teledyne e2v HiRel Introduces Rad-Tolerant RF Mixer from 18 to 46 GHz

Teledyne e2v HiRel, a Teledyne Defense Electronics subsidiary, has released a new radiation tolerant, passive diode Double-Balanced Mixer for operation from 18 to 46 GHz. The new product, model TDMX011037, offers engineers in the space design community a mixer with very low conversion loss, high linearity, and a wide IF bandwidth MMIC for K- and Ka-band communication links.

This RF mixer is also ideally suited for use in designing an up or down-conversion stage in signal chains for radar, satellite transponders, and related RF communications circuits deployed in electronic warfare applications. The rad-tolerant mixer in die form is electrically screened to meet datasheet parameters and each wafer lot has been qualified per MIL-PRF-38534 Class K for use in demanding, high-reliability space environments. Importantly, as a passive mixer, it does not require one or more supply voltages as do its active-mixer counterparts.

The double-balanced circuitry delivers outstanding port isolation while the internal 50-ohm matching simplifies its application for customer ease-of-use.

Key Specifications of the Mixer:
  • Low Conversion Loss: 6.5 dB
  • High Linearity: 20 dBm IIP3
  • Wide IF Bandwidth: dc to 20 GHz
  • Die Size: 1.15 x 0.97 x 0.10 mm
  • RoHS Compliant

The mixer is also a good fit for test and measurement, microwave radio, and long term GEO-Sat space applications. The product line is available for order and shipment.

Teledyne was planning to showcase the TDMX011037 RF Mixer along with its complete RF portfolio at the SATELLITE 2020 event in Washington DC from March 10-12. However they decided not to attend the event due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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