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Transceiver IC Eases Transition from 4G to 5G (.PDF Download)

June 27, 2017
Transceiver IC Eases Transition from 4G to 5G (.PDF Download)

Expectations are high for Fifth-Generation (5G) cellular wireless networks, even though they are still several years in the making. Until then, 3G and 4G networks are and will be in service, requiring  RF hardware that can provide reliable 3G and 4G performance while enabling a transition to the performance levels needed for 5G systems.

The latest member of the RadioVerse family of highly integrated transceivers from Analog Devices, the AD9375, provides the performance and flexibility to make the transition, stacked as it is with a fully integrated digital pre-distortion (DPD) solution, multiple receivers and transmitters, on-board frequency synthesizers, and a broad RF range from 300 MHz to 6 GHz for signals from a number of different wireless standards. In spite of the extensive functionality, it is a low-power-consumption device (5 W) well suited for use in small wireless base transceiver stations (BTS) where power and size must be conserved, such as those employing large numbers of antennas in massive multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) configurations.