Integrated Quad-Channel Radio Transceiver for 3G/4G/5G Basestation Applications

Leading RF and semiconductor solutions company, Analog Devices (ADI), has announced the addition of a new wideband RF transceiver to its RadioVerse family. ADI’s RadioVerse offers a one-stop radio design environment focused on simplifying the radio development process for a wide range of markets and applications. As demand for data increases globally, telecom infrastructure manufacturers are challenged by shorter time to market, increased antenna count, ever-growing cost pressure, and proliferation in variants of form factors, frequency bands, output power, and software.  

The ADRV9026, ADI’s 4th generation wideband transceiver, delivers quad-channel integration with the lowest power, smallest size, common platform solution available to simplify design and reduce system power, size, weight, and costs for 3G/4G/5G applications, including multi-standard base stations, massive MIMO, and small cells.

The receiver subsystem consists of four independent, wide bandwidth, direct conversion receivers with wide dynamic range. The four independent transmitters use a direct conversion modulator resulting in low noise operation with low power consumption. The device also includes two wide bandwidth, time shared, observation path receivers with two inputs each for monitoring transmitter outputs.

To achieve a high level of RF performance, the transceiver includes five fully integrated phase-locked loops (PLLs). Two PLLs provide low noise and low power fractional-N RF synthesis for the transmitter and receiver signal paths. A third fully integrated PLL supports an independent local oscillator (LO) mode for the observation receiver. The fourth PLL generates the clocks needed for the converters and digital circuits, and a fifth PLL provides the clock for the serial data interface. The ADRV9026 is packaged in a 14 mm × 14 mm, 289-ball chip scale ball grid array (CSP_BGA).

Product Features & Benefits Include:

  • Smallest size reduces footprint and enhances form factor flexibility
  • 2× integration and 50% power consumption reduction over ADRV9009 enables increased radio density to support higher antenna count
  • Supports up to 200 MHz bandwidth and covers all bands from 650 MHz to 6 GHz
  • Enables ORAN small cell designs with lowest system power and cost
  • Single-chip FDD/TDD solution simplifies hardware and software development
  • Common platform design for 3G/4G/5G reduces complexity, development costs and time to market

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