Analog Devices Inc. ADL6010 Envelope Detector

Analog Devices ADL6010 Envelope Detector is a versatile, broadband envelope detector covering the microwave spectrum. The device provides state-of-the-art accuracy with very low power consumption (8mW) in a simple, easy-to-use 6-lead format. The output is a baseband voltage proportional to the instantaneous amplitude of the radio frequency (RF) input signal. Analog Devices ADL6010 exhibits minimal slope variation of the RF input to envelope output transfer function from 0.5GHz to 43.5GHz.

The detector cell uses a proprietary eight Schottky diode array followed by a novel linearizer circuit that creates a linear voltmeter. This is done with an overall scaling factor (or transfer gain) of nominally ×2.2 relative to the voltage amplitude of the input.


  • Schottky diode detector with linearization
  • Broadband 50Ω input impedance
  • 0.5GHz to 43.5GHz accurate response with minimal slope variation
  • -30dBm to +15dBm input range, referred to 50Ω
  • Excellent temperature stability
  • 2.1V/VPEAK (output voltage per input peak voltage) slope at 10GHz
  • 40MHz fast envelope bandwidth
  • 4ns fast output rise time
  • 1.6mA low power consumption at 5.0V
  • 2mm × 2mm, 6-lead LFCSP package


  • Microwave point-to-point links
  • Microwave instrumentation
  • Radar-based measurement systems

Functional Block Diagram

Block Diagram - Analog Devices Inc. ADL6010 Envelope Detector
Publicado: 2018-09-14 | Actualizado: 2023-02-24