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The F6501 from IDT is an 8-channel transmitter (TX) silicon IC designed for Ku-Band SATCOM phased array applications from 12.5 to 15 GHz. The core IC has 360° 6-bit phase control coupled with 35 dB 6-bit gain control on each channel to achieve fine beam steering and gain compensation between radiating channels. The device has 25 dB of nominal gain and an OP1dB of over 13 dBm. The core chip achieves an RMS phase error of 3° and an RMS gain error of 0.4 dB over the frequency of operation. The typical total power consumption is 1.4W (175mW per channel) at OP1dB. This IC has been developed on a SiGeBiCMOS process.

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Product Details

  • Part Number
  • Manufacturer
  • Description
    Ku-Band SATCOM Transmitter IC from 12.5 to 15 GHz

General Parameters

  • Application
    SATCOM, Aerospace and Maritime, Weather Radar, Beam Steering, Test and Measurement
  • Type
  • No of Channels
    8 channels
  • Band
    Ku Band
  • Frequency
    12.5 to 15 GHz
  • Gain control
    6 Bit
  • Gain Settling time
    50 ns
  • RMS Gain Error
    0.4 dB
  • Phase control
    6 Bit
  • Phase Settling time
    20 ns
  • RMS Phase Error
    3 Degree
  • IC Address
    5 Bit
  • Voltage
    2.1 to 2.5 V
  • Power Consumption
    1.4 W
  • Operating Temperature
    -40 to 95 Degree C

Tx Parameters

  • Tx Power
    13.5 dBm (OP1 dB)
  • Tx Gain
    25 dB
  • Tx Gain Control
    35 dB


  • Package Type
    Surface Mount
  • Package
  • Size
    3.8 x 4.6 mm

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