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Build this ADE-1 || ADE-6 Double Balanced Diode Ring Mixer Kit
Available Now

Functions & Specs:
All Ports are 50Ω
+7dBm Local Oscillator Injection Design
Full Diplexer at the IF Port
Optional Attenuators for RF & LO Ports


This kit does NOT include:
   _____ External Connection Cables
   _____ Enclosure

For Solder Pencil Soldering, this kit recommends:
   _____ Good Quality 45 Degree Diagonal Tweezers.
   _____ HAKKO FX-888D Temperature Controlled Solder Pencil.
   _____ CircuitWorks CW 3220 Liquid Flux.
   _____ Kester Solder 63/37 .028 - use for other parts.

For Hot Air Soldering, this kit recommends:
   _____ Hot Air Gun Model 858D (or better).
            Search http://ebay.com for item # 274463047101
   _____ CircuitWorks CW 3220 Liquid Flux.
            Search http://ebay.com for item # 202373307435
   _____ Kester Solder 63/37 .020 (0,5 mm) - use for SMDs.
   _____ Mechanic Solder Paste XGZ40 63/37 Paste/Flux 183 Deg C, IPX3, 35g
            Search http://ebay.com for item # 223803694552


Production ADE Mixer Schematic: ExpressPCB Schematic Source File


Production ADE Mixer PCB: ExpressPCB Board Layout Source File
PCB is 1.3 x 1.3 inches



ADE-1+ Spec Sheet
ADE-6+ Spec Sheet


Building Instructions:

1. DO NOT remove any parts from the kit until instructed to do so.
   How to wind Toroids for this kit.

2. Some helpful SMT Info / Links

Surface-Mount Soldering Notes by W8BH, Bruce Hall

Youtube Link About Desoldering And Flux

Youtube Link About Capacitors

Youtube Link General SMT Tutorial

Youtube Link Hot Air SMT


3. Try to limit the handling of the SMT parts; they have a tendancy to disappear.
    If using a hot air gun, you may wish to organize the parts installation into sections.

4. Install the unmarked capacitor
   _____ C3 - 1000pF - qty 1 - install and solder.

5. Install the two SMD 1206 resistors.
   _____ R7,8 - 51Ω - qty 2 - labeled as 510
   _____ R1,2,3 - install any optional LO Port Attenuator Resistors
   _____ R4,5,6 - install any optional RF Port Attenuator Resistors
   _____ install jumper wires across R2 and R5 if NOT installing Attenuators

6. Install MiniCircuits ADE-1 or ADE-6 Mixer.
            Note the DOT at PIN-1 - should be installed near R7
   _____ ADE-n - install and solder.

7.   Install the 3-Pin headers onto the PCB

8.   Install Trimmer Capacitor
   _____ C1 (C4 not required) - install the Brown Trimmer - Note Orientation

9. Create & Install IF Diplexer Inductor L2
    L2 is a T37-17 toroid colored blue & yellow
    Select your IF from the table and cut the required red magnet wire.
    Wind wire evenly over the entire toroid.
    Trim the wire ends to half an inch, then tin with solder and install on the PCB
    Optional: Verify that L2 & C3 are resonant at the IF using a Scope/SigGen or a Spectrum Analyzer.

IFL1 Turns-InchesL2 Turns-Inches
4 MHzFT37-61   26T-16"T37-17   31T-18"
5 MHzFT37-61   21T-13" ***T37-17   24T-15" ***
6 MHzFT37-61   17T-11"T37-17   21T-13"
7 MHzFT37-61   15T-10"T37-17   18T-12"
8 MHzFT37-67   22T-13"T37-17   15T-11"
9 MHzFT37-67   20T-12" ***T37-17   13T-10" ***
10 MHzFT37-67   18T-12"T37-0   22T-13"
11 MHzFT37-67   16T-11"T37-0   20T-12"
12 MHzFT37-67   15T-10"T37-0   18T-12"
13 MHzFT37-67   14T-10"T37-0   16T-11"
14 MHzFT37-67   13T-9"T37-0   15T-10"
15 MHzFT37-67   12T-9"T37-0   13T-10"
16 MHzFT37-67   11T-8" ***T37-0   11T-10" ***

*** actual measured and tested values

10. Create & Install IF Diplexer Inductor L1
    L1 is either a black FT37-67 or black FT37-61 (see table)
    The FT37-67 is in the SMD parts bag
    Select your IF from the table and cut the required red magnet wire.
    Wind wire evenly over the entire toroid.
    Trim the wire ends to half an inch, then tin with solder and install on the PCB
    Optional: Verify that L1 & C1 are resonant at the IF using a Scope/SigGen or a Spectrum Analyzer.

Parts List:
R7,8 - 2 each 51 Ohm labeled 510
R1,3 - 2 each 300 Ohm labeled 301
R2 - 1 each 18.2 Ohm labeled 18R2
C3 - 1 each 1000pF NPO 50V not labeled
C1 - 1 each 60 pF Brown Trimmer
3 each 3-Pin Headers
1 each ADE-1 or ADE-6 DBDRM
L2 - 1 each T37-0 Rust Colored Phenolic Toroid
L2 - 1 each T37-17 Blue & Yellow Powdered Iron Toroid
L1 - 1 each FT37-67 Black Ferrite Toroid (in SMD bag)
L1 - 1 each FT37-61 Black Ferrite Toroid (in main bag)
35 inches of red #27 magnet wire

https://www.pasternack.com/t-calculator-pi-attn.aspx
http://leleivre.com/rf_pipad.html
3 dB 300-18-300 (R1 - R2 - R3)
4 dB 220-24-220
6 dB 150-36-150



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