Analog Devices ADL9006-EVALZ Amplifier Evaluation Board consists of a 2-layer printed circuit board (PCB) fabricated from 10mil thick, Rogers 4350, copper-clad, mounted to an aluminum heat sink. The heat sink assists in providing thermal relief to the device as well as mechanical support to the PCB. Mounting holes on the heat sink allow attachment to larger heat sinks for improved thermal management. The RFIN and RFOUT ports on the ADL9006-EVALZ are populated with 2.9mm, female coaxial connectors, and the respective RF traces have a 50Ω characteristic impedance. The Analog Devices ADL9006-EVALZ is populated with components suitable for use over the entire −40°C to +85°C operating temperature range of the ADL9006. To calibrate outboard trace losses, a through calibration path, THRU CAL, is provided between the J5 and J6 connectors. J5 and J6 must be populated with RF connectors to use them through the calibration path. The power voltages, ground voltages, gate control voltages, and detector output voltages are accessed through two 4-pin headers.
2-layer Rogers 4350 evaluation board with heat sink
End launch, 2.9 mm RF connectors
Through the calibration path
ADL9006-EVALZ evaluation board
RF signal generator
RF spectrum analyzer
RF network analyzer
5V, 200mA power supply
−2.6V to +2.6V, 100mA power supply
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