Analog Devices (ADI) has introduced a new wideband transceiver within its RadioVerse™ design and technology ecosystem. The ADRV9026 is designed for base station applications, including single and multi-standard 3G/4G/5G macrocell base stations, massive MIMO and small cell systems.

The ADRV9026 is ADI’s fourth-generation wideband RF transceiver, offering quad-channel integration with a low power, small size, common-platform solution that simplifies the design and reduces system power, size, weight and cost for 3G/4G/5G base stations. The software-defined transceiver supports both frequency-division duplex (FDD) and time-division duplex (TDD) standards.

The RadioVerse design and technology ecosystem offers a complete radio design environment focused on simplifying the radio development process for a wide range of markets and applications. The RadioVerse ecosystem includes rapid prototyping platforms, chip-level evaluation systems, simulation tools and development kits, as well as a global partnership network that provides multiple levels of design support.

Key features of the ADRV9026 are:

  • Qual-channel transmitters and receivers, with dual-channel observation receivers.
  • LO frequency range from 650 MHz to 6000 MHz.
  • Maximum receiver/transmitter bandwidth of 200 MHz.
  • Maximum observation receiver/transmitter synthesis bandwidth of 450 MHz.
  • Multichip phase synchronization for all local oscillators and baseband clocks.
  • 14 mm x 14 mm BGA package.