Wideband RF transceiver

Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced the ADRV9026, a new software defined wideband transceiver.

The transceiver is designed to support base station applications including single and multi-standard 3G/4G/5G macrocell base stations, massive MIMO (M-MIMO) and small cell systems.

It offers quad-channel integration with the lowest power, smallest size, common-platform solution. In addition, the transceiver supports both Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) standards – simplifying design and reducing system power, size, weight and costs for 3G/4G/5G applications. The ADRV9026 is available in a 14 x14 mm BGA package.

Key features include:

  • Qual-channel transmitters and receivers with dual-channel observation receivers
  • LO frequency: 650 MHz to 6000 MHz
  • Maximum receiver/transmitter bandwidth: 200 MHz
  • Maximum observation receiver/transmitter synthesis bandwidth: 450 MHz
  • Multichip phase synchronisation for all local oscillators and baseband clocks

The company says the new product fits into its RadioVerse design and technology ecosystem, which aims to provide a ‘one-stop’ radio design environment focused on simplifying the radio development process for a wide range of markets and applications. RadioVerse 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.