The range from the minimum to the maximum input signal level that a component can accept and amplify without distortion. |
For mixers, the range of RF input power levels over which a mixer can operate within the specified range of performance. The upper limit of the mixer dynamic range is controlled by the conversion compression point(also a function of LO drive level), and the lower limit is set by the mixer noise figure.
The dynamic range of an amplifier is commonly expressed as either a linear dynamic range or a spurious-free dynamic range.