Dual RF transceiver has tuning range of 300MHz to 6GHz

28th October 2016
Mick Elliott

A new integrated, dual RF transceiver from Analog Devices (ADI) is available with design support from Richardson RFPD. ADI's AD9371 is a highly-integrated, wideband RF transceiver offering dual channel transmitters and receivers, integrated synthesisers, and digital signal-processing functions.

With a tuning range of 300MHz to 6GHz, 250MHz signal bandwidth, and power consumption of less than 5W under standard operating conditions, the IC delivers the combination of high performance and low power-consumption required by 3G/4G micro and macro base station equipment in both FDD and TDD applications. 

The transceiver is part of ADI’s new RadioVerse technology and design ecosystem, which provides customers with integrated transceiver technologies, a robust design environment, and market-specific technical expertise to quickly move radio designs from concept to creation.

The new ecosystem’s transceiver technologies reduce radio size, weight and power (SWaP), while the design environment offers board support packages, software and tools to help simplify and accelerate radio development across a range of applications, including wireless infrastructure, aerospace and defense electronics, and electronic test and measurement.  

According to ADI, additional key features of the AD9371 include dual differential transmitters (Tx); dual differential receivers (Rx); observation receiver (ORx) with 2 inputs and sniffer receiver (SnRx) with 3 inputs. It supports frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD) operation.

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