RFICs Serve Emerging Wireless Applications

Sept. 24, 2009
A line of densely packaged RF integrated circuits (RFICs) from Analog Devices targets Long Term Evolution (LTE), third-generation (3G), and fourth-generation (4G) cellular-base-station applications. The ADRF660x and ADRF670x product lines combine ...

A line of densely packaged RF integrated circuits (RFICs) from Analog Devices targets Long Term Evolution (LTE), third-generation (3G), and fourth-generation (4G) cellular-base-station applications. The ADRF660x and ADRF670x product lines combine phase-lock-loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers with on-board voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), mixers, and other components to provide highly integrated receive and transmit building blocks.

According to Peter Real, Vice President of Linear and RF Products for Analog Devices, "Today's 3G and LTE base stations use many standard discrete RF components to optimize performance across both the transmit and receive RF signal paths. ADI's new ADRF660x and ADRF670x products combine the radio frequency conversion functional blocks into one integrated circuit, without any sacrifice in performance."

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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