At IMS2019 this year, Analog Devices Inc (ADI) will be showcasing the their latest advancements in RF which is impacting 5G, instrumentation and aerospace & defense. This year’s demos also include a 5G mmWave radio solution for base stations and an mmWave security screening tile.

ADI's Event Schedule for IMS 2019 will include:

  • RFIC 2019 Plenary Speaker - Dr. Greg Henderson, Senior Vice President Automotive, Communications and Aerospace & Defense will speak during the IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium “The Digital Future of RFICs” on Sunday, June 2 from 6:00-6:30 pm
  • IEEE 5G Summit - Karim Hamed, General Manager, Microwave Communications will speak on Bits to Beams – RF Technology Evolution for 5G mmWave Radios on Tuesday, June 4 – BCEC, Room 160ABC

Demos & Previews:

  • 5G mmWave Radio from Bits to Beams: ADI will be demonstrating the 3rd generation of its complete system solution for 5G base stations. Visitors can see a small cell reference design showcasing the latest QUAD 16-Bit 12GSPS RFDAC and DUAL 12-Bit 6GSPS RFADC, a Microwave Up/Down Converter, a 16 Channel Beamformer, and Antenna-In-Package technology.
  • Wideband Frequency Synthesizers for Millimeter Wave Applications: ADI’s state of the art phase noise and frequency hopping capability–with low power consumption, low noise and exceptionally low spurs. 
  • Silicon (SOI) RF Front-End Solutions for 5G: For designers working on cellular communication infrastructure and related electronic test equipment, this demo is a must-see. In this live ADI will be incorporating measurement of the key performance parameters of its new SOI RF Front-End products in various signal chains for Cellular Massive-MIMO 5G and Microwave 5G systems.
  • Beamformer Integrated Solutions: The Beamformer Integrated Solutions demonstration provide a complete time delay based, send and receive, beamforming chip to be used in communications and RADAR phased array. This solves the problem of designing discrete systems by integrating. The demonstration will show the reduction in circuitry needed to rapidly design analog beamformers as compared to discrete designs.
  • Phase Array Prototyping System: This System on Module (RF SOM) uses 4 to 8 digital wideband (200 MHz) coherent channels to characterize arriving RF energy to either geo-locate the emitter or to maximize the carrier-to-interference ratio. At IMS, ADI is going to demonstrate how multiple RF SOMs can synchronized in an PCIe backplane to provide a Massive MIMO prototyping systems, working coherently channels, and streaming data back to the host.
  • Enabling Wideband Frequency Generation Solution with RF Tunable Filters: ADI will also be demonstrating the harmonic rejection improvement of its new wideband synthesizer which incorporates quad differential outputs. If you are a wideband system designer who needs to generate low phase noise signals without undesired harmonic tones, ADI encourages visiting the demo, which will allow you to observe both filtered and unfiltered signals during circuit evaluation.
  • Massive MIMO RF Front-End Solution for ADRV9009 Integrated Transceivers: To help speed time-to-market, ADI will be showing a scalable massive MIMO RF to bits solution using the ADRF5545 Receiver Front-End IC reference board and the ADRV9009 integrated transceivers in the RF DSP Inc. SDR Module. This scalable platform supports 4Tx4R, 8x8, 16x16 applications and optimizes the size, weight, power and performance of high-channel count remote radio units operating in the 3.6GHz band.
  • mmWave Security Screening Tile: The company will also be demonstrating a complete RF signal chain (along with schematics, layout, and HDL code) for the next generation of low-cost walk-through body scanning systems, featuring quad channel 10 to 40 GHz Tx and Rx devices along with a 16 channel sigma delta ADC. You can see how the Tile will solve tough design and integration problems and accelerate time-to-market.
  • Instrument-grade Performance for 5G Test: The Instrument-Grade Performance for 5G demonstration showcases instrument grade performance using ADI's high speed converters and synthesizers.
  • Signal Generator on a Chip: The 7.5 GHz Wideband Direct RF Transmit Subsystem demonstration will integrate the AD9166 with a wideband DAC and buffer amplifiers creating a complete RF transmit subsystem. The product eliminates costly baluns and solves tricky interface challenges by providing a 50 ohm single ended DC-coupled output. The product will be used in all wideband RF applications where direct to RF and dramatically simplified interfacing is required, especially high frequency instrumentation and Aerospace and Defense applications.
  • 60 GHz FMCW Radar Systems for Industrial Applications: next-generation 60 GHz industrial radar systems for absolute positioning and high-resolution imaging applications. Witness ADI’s sensor system which sets the standard in broad system, design and algorithm expertise for innovative and high-performance RADAR applications.
  • TinyRadar: What is TinyRadar? It is a 24 GHz ISM Band Radar System on a Small Factor PCB, built expressly for Industrial Radar markets. Featuring a 2 GHz, IMSM Radar System (with associated GUI software) TinyRadar displays a Range-Doppler plot (distance and speed) of objects detected by a hand-held corner reflector. A second display will be showing a video of people detection and tracking using our in-house object detection and tracking algorithms.
  • RF Directional Detectors for Material Sensing: In this interactive demo ADI will be setting up a fully-integrated RF Directional Detector, to show how it can be applied to non-contact material sensing and fluid detection measurements in a wide range of industrial applications.
  • Low EMI, Silent Switcher µModule Regulators: Here ADI will be showing off its new 36 Vin, 60 Vin Silent switcher µModule Regulators that feature wide operating frequency range (which minimize EMI/EMC emissions) that make them ideal for noise sensitive signal processing applications such as imaging and RF system.

MicroApps Speakers from ADI for the Event Includes:

  • Eamon Nash, Product Application Engineer Director: “10-40 GHz Chipset for mmWave Imaging and other Wideband Receiver Applications” on Tuesday, June 4 – 11:30 am; “Assessing the Accuracy of Keysight Sys-Parameters” on Tuesday, June 4 – 12:15 pm and “Phased Array System Design that Incorporates Component Level Performance” on Thursday, June 6 – 10:15 pm
  • Ian Collins, Applications Manager: “Active Low Pass Filters for Phase Locked Loops on Tuesday, June 4 – 10:45 am” and “Minimizing Acquisition Time on Phase Locked Loops to Below 1 Us” on Wednesday, June 5 – 2:00 pm
  • Ruan Lourens, Instrumentation RF Systems Technical Leader: "Not All Sparkles are Fun" on Wednesday, June 5 – 3:45 pm
  • Marty Richardson, Senior Applications Engineer: "Recent Phase Hit Analysis in Modern GaAs Voltage Controlled Oscillators and Synthesizers" on Thursday, June 6 – 11:30 am


A Framework For Development and Deployment of RF Systems with SoCs” by Robin Getz, Director of Engineering, ADI Systems Development Group and Travis Collins, Senior Algorithm Development Engineer on Wednesday, June 5 – 3:15 - 5:15 pm (Location: 156C )