MX2500L – 2.5GHz RF Mixer with LO


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The most compact and economical microwave integrated-mixer family on the planet. 

New from DS Instruments, the MX2500L is a wideband high-performance RF mixer with integrated 35- 2500MHz Local Oscillator. LO frequency can be set with front controls, USB commands, or the provided windows PC application. The MX2500L makes an extremely convenient low-noise upconverter or downconverter by eliminating the need for cabling and a separate signal source. New internal harmonic filtering keeps undesired mixer spurs to a minimum!


MX2500L Hybrid RF Mixer Features:

  • USB powered from Laptop, battery-pack, Smartphone Charger, PC…
  • Up-converting, down-converting, general purpose mixing supported
  • Compact, rugged aluminum enclosure
  • Bright and efficient OLED display
  • Simple and effective control interface
  • Active LO harmonic-filtering
  • LO power level control
  • Industry standard virtual COM port serial commands
  • Premium gold 50-ohm microwave SMA ports (RF & IF)
  • Internal precision 10MHz reference frequency source
  • External reference frequency input port (MCX)
  • High-power LO output port (MCX)
  • Free control software for PC

RF Hybrid Mixer Specs:

  • Integrated 35 – 2500MHz programmable local oscillator
  • IF range: 1 – 1000MHz
  • RF range: 25-2500MHz
  • Typical LO to RF isolation: 35dB
  • Typical LO to IF isolation: 25dB
  • Maximum RF power input: +17dBm
  • LO Phase noise at 2.4GHz: -88dBc (10KHz offset)
  • Low conversion loss: < 8dB typical
  • Return loss: >12 dB
  • Typical IP3: 20dBm
  • Input P1dB: +5dBm
  • LO Harmonic level: -30dBc typical (50-2500MHz)
  • Reference source: ±2.5PPM 10MHz TCXO

Typical Mixing Applications:

  • General microwave lab applications
  • Receiver development
  • Communications applications
  • Bluetooth development
  • IOT testing
  • Wifi testing
  • Software defined radio applications
  • Block converting
  • Defense / electronic warfare


Mechanical Information:

Performance Plots:

UPC: 737212885926

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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