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Single Radio Chip Looks to 5G Systems

May 23, 2016
The device uses a direct-conversion radio architecture to cover a total frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz with bandwidths as wide as 100 MHz.

As bandwidth is devoured by an increasing wireless communications of voice, data, and video, communications network developers seek new solutions in the form of Fifth Generation (5G) cellular communications systems. One wideband radio integrated circuit (IC) candidate for 4G and other broadband wireless systems can be found at IMS exhibition booth Nos. 1514 and 1519, under the Analog Devices banner, the RadioVerse AD9371 transceiver which is being unveiled at the 2016 IMS. The device uses a direct-conversion radio architecture to cover a total frequency range of 300 MHz to 6 GHz with bandwidths as wide as 100 MHz. It is capable of supporting time-division-duplex (TDD) and frequency-division-duplex (TDD) systems and includes multiple wideband transmitters and receivers, including multiple-input observation and “sniffer” receivers, on a single packaged chip. With multiple analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs), the AD9371 performs error correction and other signal processing in the digital realm, with the versatility to handle communications for 3G, 4G, and, when it is ready, 5G wireless communications systems. Don’t miss a chance to learn more about this all-in-one radio transceiver solution, at IMS exhibition booth Nos. 1514 and 1519.

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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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