Next-gen 5G radios for beamforming and MIMO applications

12th March 2020
Lanna Cooper

Renesas has introduced a next-generation wideband mmWave synthesiser with the highest performance and a set of features optimised for 5G and broadband wireless applications.

The flagship 8V97003 device is suitable as a Local Oscillator (LO) for mmWave and beamforming, or a precision reference clock for a high speed data converter in numerous applications such as test and measurements, optical networking, and data acquisition. 

“We developed our new 8V97003 for the latest generation of high performance mmWave radios, ensuring it meets our customers’ most demanding frequency range, phase noise, and output power requirements,” said Bobby Matinpour, Vice President of Timing Products, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “With its best-in-class performance in a single-chip design, the 8V97003 is particularly well-suited for emerging applications above the 6 GHz carrier frequency, including broadband wireless, microwave backhaul, and 5G radios.”

The 8V97003 delivers the industry’s best combination of wide frequency range (171.875MHz to 18GHz), ultra-low output phase noise (-60.6dBc at 20kHz to 100MHz at 6GHz) and high output power over its entire frequency range. The wide frequency range enables customers to use a single 8V97003 in place of multiple synthesiser modules reducing solution footprint and cost.

High output power eliminated the need for external driver further reducing complexity and overall power consumption without compromising performances. The ultra-low output phase noise makes it a suitable choice for 5G and other wireless applications as it enables system level Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) and Error Vector Magnitude (EVM). As a reference clock for high speed data converters, 8V97003 maximises system performance by improving SNR and Spurious-Free-Dynamic-Range (SFDR). 

Mass production quantities of the 8V97003 are available now in a 7x7mm, 48-lead VFQFPN package.

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