Analog Devices Introduces 16 Channel Mixed Signal Front End Digitizers for Aerospace and Defense

Analog Devices has introduced a 16-channel, mixed-signal front-end (MxFE) digitizer for aerospace and defense applications, including phased array radars, electronic warfare, and ground-based SATCOM (satellite communications). The new digitizer includes four AD9081 or four AD9082 software-defined, direct RF sampling transceivers. It is designed to accelerate customer development by providing reference RF signal chains, software architectures, power supply designs, and application example code. ADI also introduced a digitizing card to complement the platform and facilitate system-level calibration algorithms and demonstration of power-up phase determinism.

ADQUADMXFE1EBZ 16-Channel, Mixed-Signal Front-End Digitizer Key Features:

  • 16x RF receive (Rx) channels (32x digital Rx channels).
  • 16x RF transmit (Tx) channels (32x digital Tx channels).
  • Provided application-specific examples in MATLAB application scripts and a GUI
  • Flexible clock distribution.

ADQUADMXFE-CAL Digitizing Card Key Features:

  • Provides both individual adjacent channel loopback and combined channel loopback options.
  • Combined Tx and Rx channels output via SMA connectors.
  • On-board log power detectors with AD5592R digitization.

Pricing and Availability

Product
Description
Availability
Price
Packaging
ADQUADMXFE1EBZ
Quad-MxFE (2nd Nyquist Rx Operation, Populated with AD9081)
NowUSD 12,000Box with Power Supply & Some Associated Cabling
ADQUADMXFE2EBZ
Quad-MxFE (1st Nyquist Rx Operation, Populated with AD9081)
June 2021USD 12,000
Box with Power Supply & Some Associated Cabling
ADQUADMXFE3EBZ
Quad-MxFE (Wideband Variant, Populated with AD9082)
June 2021
USD 12,000
Box with Power Supply & Some Associated Cabling
ADQUADMXFE-CAL
16 Tx / 16 Rx Calibration Board
Now
USD 2,500
Box with Power Supply & Some Associated Cabling

Click here to learn more about the QUAD-MxFE Platform.