Analog Devices Introduces mm-Wave Beamforming Solutions for 5G Infrastructure

Analog Devices has introduced a new solution for millimeter wave (mm-Wave) 5G with the highest available level of integration to reduce design requirements and complexity in the next generation of cellular network infrastructure. The solution combines ADI’s advanced beamformer IC, up/down frequency conversion (UDC), and additional mixed signal circuitry. This optimized “Beams to Bits” signal chain represents a unique set of capabilities only available from ADI.

The new mmWave 5G chipset includes the 16-channel ADMV4821 dual/single polarization beamformer IC, 16-channel ADMV4801 single-polarization beamformer IC and the ADMV1017 mmWave UDC. The 24 to 30 GHz beamforming + UDC solution forms a 3GPP 5G NR compliant mmWave front-end to address the n261, n257, and n258 bands. The high channel density, coupled with the ability to support both single and dual-polarization deployments, greatly increases system flexibility and reconfigurability for multiple 5G use cases while best-in-class equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) extends radio range and density. ADI’s heritage in mmWave allows customers to take advantage of world-class applications and system design to optimize complete lineups for thermal, RF, power and routing considerations.

Analog Devices will be showcasing its wide range of RF, Microwave and mm-Wave Solutions at IMS 2019 in Boston. Stop by their booth to learn more about these products.

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