Custom Component
SMA Model* BNC Model* RF Center LO
Number Number Frequency, foBandwidth
IMM-2D-***/ IMB-2D-***/ 20 to 1000 MHz 10% of fo
IMM-4D-***/ IMB-4D-***/ 20 to 300 MHz Octave
Model Numbering Note
*A complete model number shall be assigned upon
establishment of a full performance specification by the
factory in conjunction with the customer. The model
number shall include an indicator of the center frequency
(f0) and a special ‘‘slash’’ number to distinguish it from
related units. The format of model numbers is as above
where *** = f0.
For further information contact MERRIMAC / 41 Fairfield Pl., West Caldwell, NJ, 07006 / 973-575-1300 / FAX 973-575-0531
General Notes:
1. Image Rejection Mixers are integrated networks composed of an in-phase power divider, two double
balanced mixers and two 90° quadrature hybrids. Their principal function is the separation of two signals
closely spaced in the frequency domain in, for example, a receiver’s IF stage.
2. An image is a spurious signal occurring in a receiver’s IF stage together with the real signal. Both
result from the mixing process. Normally, a passband filter selects the real signal while rejecting the
image. However, when the frequency difference between the real and image signals is relatively small,
conventional bandpass filters are generally inadequate.
3. In an Image Reject Mixer, the image is separated from the real signal by vector subtraction. The
resulting attenuation of the image is usually expressed as the ‘‘Image Rejection Ratio’’ in dB. (See
4. Several factors affect attainable image rejection. For example, image rejection is a function of
bandwidth, the phase and amplitude balances of the individual components chosen, mixer sensitivity
and VSWR interaction among other factors. The graph allows estimating attainable image rejection
under the variables of phase error and amplitude imbalance.
5. All Merrimac Image Reject Mixers comply with applicable sections of MIL-M-28837 and may be
supplied screened for compliance with additional specifications for military and space applications
requiring the highest reliability. 13Feb96
Impedance: 50
VSWR: 1.5:1 max.
RF Input Power: 0 dBm max.
LO Power: +10 t+13 dBm nom.
Conversion Loss: 6 dB typ, 9 dB max.
Image Rejection: 25 dB typ, 20 dB min.
IF Band: (See worksheet)
RF Frequencies: (See worksheet)
LO Bandwidth: (See worksheet)
Weight: 7.9 oz ( 223 g)
Operating Temp: -- 55 to + 85°C
20 to 1000 MHz / Image Rejection Up to 30 dB / Internal Summing Quad Hybrid / Connectorized