The PE86X9004 from Pasternack is an I/Q double-balanced millimeter-wave mixer with an RF/LO frequency from 15 to 23 GHz and IF Frequency from DC to 3.5 GHz. It provides an image rejection of 20 dB and has a conversion loss of 8 dB. The mixer provides LO-RF isolation of 35 dB and LO-IF isolation of 22 dB with an IP3 of 25 dBm.
The design utilizes GaAs MESFET MMIC technology that offers high linearity with reliable and consistent performance. This I/Q mixer design incorporates 2 double balanced mixer cells and a 90° hybrid and can operate as a single-sideband upconverter, or an image reject mixer (IRM). For down-conversion applications, an external quadrature IF hybrid can be used to select the desired sideband while rejecting image signals.
The PE86X9004 is available in a hermetically sealed module that measures 22.61 x 17.27 x 9.14 mm with field-replaceable SMA Female connectors and is suitable for application such as Electronic Warfare, Radar, Telecom Infrastructure, Point-to-Point Radios, Point-to-Multipoint Radios, Space Systems, VSAT, Test Instrumentation, Sensors, and Military End-Use.