EVAL-ADL5387

Hi all, 

I have purchased an eval board for ADL5387 and trying to test it in a simple setup. I have a source generating a signal and it is split into two feeding LOP and RF. In theory, I should get some DC level out at I_HI and Q_HI, I'm getting nothing! What is the expected DC level from these ports? Any suggestions on how to get this board behaving? 

Thansk

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Feb 7, 2019 10:28 PM

    Hi AAmiri,

    The default configuration of the ADL5387 evaluation board uses a balun which is going to reject the DC component, thus you will get nothing out if RF=LO. To achieve DC output, you will need to bypass the balun as indicated in Table 4 on Page 25 of the datasheet. The nominal common mode voltage out is VPOS - 2.8V, and be sure to keep the load impedance above 200 ohms (see Page 17 of the datasheet).

    Best Regards,

    David