Company: Analog Devices
Category: Internet of Things Product of the Year
The AD9082 for mixed-signal front-end data conversion platform enables a break-through step forward for the test & measurement for communications and connectivity. The combination of analog performance, integrated digital signal processing, and low power architecture provides the scalability to support a wide variety of test and measurement use cases from spectrum analyzers, to signal generators or universal test systems.
With the continued innovation to meet the demand high-speed wireless connectivity, the AD9082 provides a platform from which instrument designers can architect their solution for fast time to market and exceptional system performance.
The raw performance supports instantaneous bandwidths greater than 4GHz, relaxing the complexity of RF front-end designs that is needed to support the breadth of wireless standards. By shifting more of the frequency translation and filtering from the analog to the digital domain, the AD9082 provides designers with the software configurability to customize their radios. The new multi-channel MxFE platform meets the needs of other wide-bandwidth applications in 5G test and measurement equipment, broadband cable video streaming, multi-antenna phased array radar systems and low-earth-orbit satellite networks. The AD9082 MxFE device integrates eight and six RF data converters, respectively, which are manufactured using 28 nm CMOS process technology. Both MxFE options achieve the industry’s widest instantaneous signal bandwidth (up to 2.4 GHz), which simplifies hardware design by reducing the number of frequency translation stages and relaxing filter requirements. This new level of integration addresses the space constraints of wireless device designers by lowering chip count and yielding a 60 percent reduction in printed-circuit-board (PCB) area compared to alternative devices. The MxFE platform processes more of the RF spectrum band and embeds DSP functions on-chip to enable the user to configure the programmable filters and digital up and down conversion blocks to meet specific radio signal bandwidth requirements. This results in a 10X power reduction compared to architectures that perform RF conversion and filtering on the FPGA, while freeing up valuable processor resources or allowing designers to use a more cost-effective FPGA.
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