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ADRF6720 temperature breakdown

Question asked by Screwdriver78 on Apr 23, 2016
Latest reply on May 9, 2016 by Screwdriver78

Problem with ADRF6720 - at warming up to 40 degrees (IR thermometer measured, VPTAT = 1.3V), the output signal is lost. Оn the spectrum analyzer is like a self-excitation of the PLL - a narrow spectral components is scattered in the noise of 0.5 - 1 second. Disappears as the parasitic carrier wave and a modulated signal.

After switch-off and cooling down chip, the signal is restored.

ADRF used in custom topology, six-layer PCB, with good heatsink. At beginning used PLL filter nominals (and all other) from datasheet recommendadions, now i recalculate PLL filter in ADIsimPLL, and no changes in breakdown.


ADRF configured for 2080 MHz carrier, used 5 MHz test  modulating IQ signals 0.2Vpp. Supply 3.3V from personal LDO, with nominal voltage and current consumption.