LTC1957 - Single/Dual Band RF Power Controllers with 40dB Dynamic Range

The LTC1957-1 is a single output RF power controller that is identical in performance to the LTC1957-2 except that one output (VPCA) is provided. The LTC1957-1 can be used to drive a single RF or dual channel module with integral multiplexer. This part is available in an 8-pin MSOP package.

RF power is controlled by driving the RF amplifier power control pins and sensing the resultant RF output power via a directional coupler. The RF sense voltage is peak detected using an on-chip Schottky diode. This detected voltage is compared to the DAC voltage at the PCTL pin to control the output power. The RF power amplifier is protected against high supply current and high power control pin voltages.

Internal and external offsets are cancelled over temperature by an autozero control loop, allowing accurate low power programming. The shutdown feature disables the part and reduces the supply current to <1µA.

  • Dual Band RF Power Amplifier Control (LTC1957-2)
  • Internal Schottky Diode Detector with Improved Dynamic Range vs the LTC1757A
  • Wide Input Frequency Range: 850MHz to 2GHz
  • Autozero Loop Cancels Offset Errors and Temperature Dependent Offsets
  • Wide VIN Range: 2.7V to 6V
  • Allows Direct Connection to Battery
  • RF Output Power Set by External DAC
  • Fast Acquire After Transmit Enable
  • Internal Frequency Compensation
  • Rail-to-Rail Power Control Outputs
  • Power Control Signal Overvoltage Protection
  • Low Operating Current: 1mA
  • Very Low Shutdown Current: <1µA
  • Available in a 8-pin MSOP Package (LTC1957-1) and 10-Pin MSOP (LTC1957-2)
  • Pin Compatible with the LTC1757A-X
  • Improved Start Voltage Accuracy and Range
  • Improved PCTL Input Filtering
Typical Application
LTC1957 Typical Application
  • Single and Dual Band GSM/GPRS Cellular Telephones
  • PCS Devices
  • Wireless Data Modems
  • U.S. TDMA Cellular Phones
LTC1957 Package Drawing
LTC1957 Package Drawing
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