RFMD’s STQ-2016 is a direct quadrature modulator targeted for use in a wide range of communications systems including cellular/PCS CDMA2000 UMTS and ISM datacom. This device features a wide 700MHz to 2500MHz operating frequency band excellent carrier and sideband suppression and a low broadband noise floor. The STQ-2016 uses silicon germanium (SiGe) device technology and delivers a typical output power of -11dBm with typical 60dB IM3 suppression. A digital input shut-down feature is included that when enabled attenuates the output by 60dB. The device is packaged in an industry standard 16-pin TSSOP with exposed paddle for superb RF and thermal ground.