My goal is to take an FM signal centered at 5.8 GHz and up-convert it to 6.5 GHz, amplify and transmit the signal, then down convert the received signal from 6.5 GHz to 5.8 GHz on the receiver side.
I was planning on using this HMC220B RF mixer normally with LO and RF as inputs and IF as output but I saw that the frequency range of the RF and LO pins is 5-12 GHz and the IF range is DC-4 GHz, which wouldn't allow my LO of 700 MHz and IF of 6.5 GHz. I also saw that all three pins are referred to as inputs in the data sheet.
I'm wondering if on the transmit side I can use the mixer with an IF input of 700 MHz and an LO input of the 5.8 GHz centered FM signal with a high pass filter on the RF output to get only the 6.5 GHz centered FM signal out of the RF pin, and on the receive side if I could use an IF input of 700 MHz and an LO input of the 6.5 GHz centered FM signal on the receive side with a low pass filter on the output to get only the 5.8 GHz centered FM signal.
Please take a look at the data sheet and let me know if I would be able to use this mixer in this way.