RF transceiver has highest dynamic range, claims ADI

Mission-critical communications, ranging from commercial to military applications, can reap benefits in terms of size, weight and power (SWaP) using the ADRV9002 RF transceiver, says Analog Devices (ADI).

The RF transceivers are claimed to offer the highest dynamic range on the market. It is suitable for mission-critical communications applications, such as first responder radios, private long term evolution (LTE) networks and satellite communications, where size, weight and power are key design considerations. The RF transceiver has been added to the company’s RadioVerse design and ecosystem.

Although mission-critical communications networks are essential to ensure our safety, they can have difficulty in deciphering complex signals as the radio spectrum becomes more populated, explained Joe Barry, vice president of the Wireless Communications Business Unit at Analog Devices.  “The ADRV9002 RF transceiver can correctly decode a signal in heavily congested spectrum,” he explained. “This helps customers develop radio platforms that are power and performance scalable across a broad range of commercial and military applications.”

In addition to the dynamic range of -150dBc/Hz, the ADRV9002 RF transceiver is capable of deciphering wideband and narrowband operations, from 12kHz to 40MHz, within a single device. It operates from 30MHz to 6GHz.

It is capable of handling voice, data and imaging or video signals and incorporates digital signal radio correction algorithms, automatic gain control (AGC), digital pre-distortion (DPD), frequency hopping and channel filtering.

The ADRV9002 can dynamically adjust performance and power and is available now is a 196-ball chipscale ball grid array (BGA), measuring 12 x 12mm.

The RadioVerse ecosystem includes tools, design resources and support to accelerate radio development timelines. There are rapid prototyping platforms, chip-level evaluation systems, reference designs, simulation tools and development kits. Resources from global network partners for design ideas and RF platforms include reference designs and solution modules. Technology resources include HDL and full-system level software reference designs on GitHub, compatible FPGA development carriers, and chip-level evaluation systems.


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