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350-5000 MHz Wideband Receive Mixer with Integrated Integer-N PLL and VCO

Skyworks SKY73208-11 is a fully integrated wideband receive downconverter that includes a high linearity mixer and a complete Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO), synthesizer, and Local Oscillator (LO) chain. A low loss RF balun has also been included to reduce design complications and to lower system cost.

The SKY73208-11 features a 3rd Order Input Intercept Point (IIP3) of +26 dBm and a Noise Figure (NF) of 14 dB, which make the device an ideal solution for high dynamic range systems such as 2G/3G base station receivers.

The SKY73208-11 also includes a fully integrated wideband VCO/Integer-N frequency synthesizer. The device includes four differential VCOs that cover the output frequency range from 2.8 GHz to 6.0 GHz. By applying internal VCO division, the output LO frequency can be set to the desired value while minimizing the phase noise. The direct, non-divided internal VCO frequency can also be monitored at the bidirectional VCO pins.

The flexible SKY73208-11 LO configuration allows the loop to be locked by an external VCO or external Phase Locked Loop (PLL), or the device can use the divider chain only. The SKY73208-11 is controlled by a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI).

The SKY73208-11 is manufactured using a robust silicon BiCMOS process and has been designed for optimum long-term reliability. It is manufactured in a compact, 36-pin 6 x 6 mm Multi-Chip Module (MCM).


  • RF frequency range: 350 to 5000 MHz
  • IF frequency range: 50 to 500 MHz
  • Conversion gain: 6 dB
  • IIP3: +26 dBm; OIP3: +32 dBm
  • Noise Figure: 14 dB
  • Integrated RF balun
  • Integer-N frequency synthesizer
  • Low phase-noise VCO
  • Low RF output comparison spurs
  • Programmable 18-bit N-counter and 11-bit R-counter
  • Wide range of reference frequencies
  • Programmable charge pump currents
  • Flexible configuration that allows connection to an external VCO or PLL
  • Digital lock detector
  • Power supply for mixer: 5 V; power supply for synthesizer: 3.3 V
  • Small, low-cost MCM (36-pin, 6 x 6 mm) SMT package (MSL3, 260 °C per JEDEC J-STD-020)
Data Sheets SKY73208-11: 350-5000 MHz Wideband Receive Mixer with Integrated Integer-N PLL and VCO SKY73208_11_201317F.pdf (1081 KB)
Designer Info Programming Guide: Skyworks Wideband Integer-N, Phase-Locked Loop Skyworks_Wideband_Integer_N_Phase_Locked_Loop_201322D.pdf (289 KB)
ProductName : SKY73208-11
Operating Frequency (MHz) : 350-5000
IF Frequency (MHz) : 50-500
Architecture : Single
Power Down : Yes
Modulator/ Up Converter : No
Demodulator/ Down Converter : Yes
Built-In LO Drivers : Yes
Built-In PLL/VCO : Integer-N
Conversion Gain : 6
IIP3 (dBm) : 26
NF (dB) : 14
VCC (V) : 5
Package : MCM, 36-pin
Package (mm) : 6 x 6 x 1.35
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