Model 5220

Compatible Architecture: Open VPX, PMC/XMC, cPCI, AMC, PCIe, FMC

Compatible Operating Systems: Windows & Linux

The Bandit® Model 5220 is a two-channel, high-performance, stand-alone analog RF wideband downconverter. Packaged in a small, shielded 3U VPX board with front-panel connectors for easy integration into RF systems, the board offers programmable gain, high dynamic range and a low noise figure.

With an input frequency range from 400 to 4000 MHz and a wide IF bandwidth of up to 390 MHz, the 5220 is an ideal solution for amplifying and downconverting antenna signals for communications, radar and signal intelligence systems

Programmable Input Level:
The 5220 accepts RF signals on two front-panel SSMC connectors. LNAs (Low Noise Amplifiers) are provided, along with two programmable attenuators allowing downconversion of input signals ranging from –60 dBm to –20 dBm in steps of 0.5 dB. Higher level signals can be attenuated prior to input.

Input Filter Options:
An optional five-stage lowpass or bandpass input filter can be included with several available frequency and attenuation characteristics for RF image rejection and harmonic suppression.

Quadrature Mixers
The 5220 features a pair of Analog Devices ADL5380 quadrature mixers. The ADL5380’s are capable of excellent accuracy with amplitude and phase balances of ~0.07 dB and ~0.2°, respectively.

Tuning Accuracy:
Locked to an external input reference for accuracy with a fractional-N phase-locked loop, its frequency is programmable across the 400 to the 4000 MHz band with a tuning resolution of better than 100 kHz.

Features & Benefits

  • Accepts RF signals from 400 MHz to 4000 MHz
  • Accepts RF input levels from -60 dBm to -20 dBm
  • Baseband IF output with up to 390 MHz bandwidth
  • Internal OCXO or external 10 MHz frequency reference

Available in COTS and rugged PMC/XMC, AMC, VPX, cPCI, FMC and PCIe formats

Application Areas
Communications, Radar and Signal Intelligence Systems

Contact Pentek for price and availability at 201-818-5900 or visit

Contact Information


One Park Way
Upper Saddle River, NJ, 07458

tele: 201-818-5900
fax: 201-818-5904

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