A universal analog baseband IQ interface provides support for a wide range of modulation formats. An integrated synthesizer offers tuning in 250, 500, or 540MHz steps and maintains excellent phase noise to support up to 64-QAM modulation. Designers can use an optional external LO for user-selectable LO characteristics or phase-coherent transmit and receive operation for modulation up to 256-QAM.
The HMC6300 transmitter chip supports dedicated FSK, MSK, OOK modulation formats for lower power serial data links without the need for high-speed data converters. A differential output delivers up to 15dBm linear output power into a 100Ω load. The HMC6300 also supports single-ended operation up to 12dBm.
The HMC6301 Receiver includes a low noise amplifier (LNA), RF to IF downconverter, image reject filter, IF filter, I/Q downconverter, and a frequency synthesizer. HMC6301 also includes AM and FM detectors. The detectors demodulate OOK, FSK, or MSK modulation for lower power serial data links without the need for high-speed data converters.