At European Microwave Week 2019, Analog Devices will showcase comprehensive system-level capabilities that cover the entire RF and microwave spectrum. ADI aims to show its ability to support integration of its leading-edge semiconductor devices into RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications and system-level solutions. Among the products to be demonstrated, the multi-channel, mixed-signal RF converter platform (MxFE™) will illustrate how it can support system-level designers in the communications, defense, and instrumentation markets by providing a software configurable multi-channel radio front end. The MxFE™ combines high performance analog and digital signal processing for applications such as 4G LTE and 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) radios, phased array radar, electronic warfare systems, electronic test and measurement systems, and DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS.
RF expertise and high-speed data transmission
The AD9081 and AD9082 MxFE devices respectively integrate eight and six RF data converters. The RF DACs are 16-bit 12GSPS DACs, and the ADCs are 12-bit 6GSPS on the AD9082 and 12-bit 4GSPS on the AD9081. The devices also include an on-chip clock multiplier, performance and power optimized digital signal processing DSP capability, and a JESD204C high speed SERDES interface (can transmit and receive data at up to 24.75 Gbps per lane). Wide analog input bandwidth of about 7GHz on the RF ADCs enable direct sampling up to C-band frequencies.