In my application I would like to use the ADMV1014 LO port up 10.6GHz as it simplifies the design. The datasheet states that the maximum LO is 10.25GHz.
The graphs in the datasheet seem to suggest that this configuration will be OK. For instance, Figure 6 shows a graph of conversion gain vs RF Frequency, with a baseband frequency of 100MHz. Therefore, presumably the LO range used for this plot was 5.725GHz to 11.225GHz, well exceeding the datasheet LO range?
From this graph, the part looks to work well at 42.5GHz, which would have been measured with a 10.6GHz LO.
Could Analog advice what the side effect of using a 10.6GHz LO would be?
Thank you for the help.