I have tried using HMC513 as a VCO driven by ADF4159 evaluation board.
On the datasheet, VCO output power is written as +5dBm~+11dBm.
ADF4159EVM has a 3dB attenuator so the RF power ADF4159 chip receives is +2dBm~8dBm.
RF input power is not clearly mentioned is the datasheet however the test condition RF input power range is -10dBm~0dBm
I am designing a circuit using both ICs, in this case will I need an attenuator that has attenuates more to satisfy the range of the test condition?
Can you tell me the safe range of RF input power of ADF4159 RFin pin?