Wideband RF transceiver simplifies basestation design

To simplify system design, Analog Devices has introduced the highly integrated ADRV9026 transceiver which is claimed to deliver the lowest power, widest frequency range and smallest footprint in a single-chip for both frequency division duplexing (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD) systems.

The wideband transceiver joins Analog Devices’ RadioVerse design and technology ecosystem. The ADRV9026 is designed to support basestation applications including single and multi-standard 3G/4G/5G macrocell basestations, massive MIMO (M-MIMO) and small cell systems. This is Analog Devices’ fourth-generation wideband RF transceiver. It offers quad-channel integration with the lowest power, smallest size, common-platform solution, claims the company.

The software-defined transceiver supports both FDD and TDD standards, simplifying design and reducing system power, size, weight and costs for 3G/4G/5G applications.

The RadioVerse design and technology ecosystem was created to simplify the radio development process for a range of markets and applications. The RadioVerse ecosystem includes rapid prototyping platforms, chip-level evaluation systems, simulation tools and development kits as well as a global partnership network that provides multiple levels of design support.

The ADRV9026 is available in a 14 x14mm BGA package. It has qual-channel transmitters and receivers with dual-channel observation receivers and operates at 650 to 6,000MHz with a maximum receiver/transmitter bandwidth of 200MHz and maximum observation receiver/transmitter synthesis bandwidth of 450MHz. There is multi-chip phase synchronisation for all local oscillators and baseband clocks


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