5G RF Transceiver | 5G Transceiver AD9375 Analog Devices
This application note covers 5G Transceiver basics.It mentions 5G RF Transceiver AD9375 from Analog Devices Inc. 5G RF Transceiver is used as transmitter and receiver using 5G frequency bands. It mentions other manufacturers or vendors of 5G transceivers.
It is the fifth generation wireless technology published in 3GPP release 15 and beyond. It supercedes 4G standards viz. LTE, LTE advanced and LTE advanced pro. It is used for cellular as well as IoT (Internet of Things) applications.
5G wireless technology supports various frequency bands viz. sub 1GHz, 1 to 6GHz and above 6 GHz(millimeter wave frequencies). 5G transceivers operate in the same frequency ranges.
Figure-1 depicts internal diagram of AD9375 5G transceiver chip. The image shown is courtesy of Analog Devices Inc.
Analog Devices 5G Transceiver AD9375
The device AD9375 consists of dual channel transmitters and dual channel receivers with integrated synthesizers for channel selection. It houses DPD and DSP functionalities. It supports MIMO and duplexing techniques such as TDD/FDD. Following table mentions technical features of the device.
|Specifications/features||5G transceiver AD9375 support|
|RF Frequency range||300 MHz to 6000 MHz|
|Bandwidth||Tx BW: upto 250 MHz
Rx BW: 8 MHz to 100 MHz
|Data Interface||JESD204B, supports 6144 Mbps lane rates|
|Duplex techniques||FDD, TDD|
|DPD algorithm||supported for BWs upto 40 MHz|
|Power consumption||less than 5 Watts|
|Receivers supported||ORx (Observation receivers) with 2 inputs
SnRx (Sniffer receivers) with 3 inputs
|ADC/DAC resolution||ADC supports 12 bits and DAC supports 10 bits|
|Reference clock frequency/level
DEV_CLK_IN+ and DEV_CLK_IN-
|10 MHz to 320 MHz with signal level from 0.3 to 2.0 V(p-p)|
Other 5G RF Transceiver Manufacturers
Following is the list of 5G RF Transceiver manufacturers.
• Anokiwave: AWMF-0108 RF Transceiver in Ka-band (frequency range 30 to 300 GHz)
• National Instruments: mmWave Transceiver System
• Intel: 5G RFIC supporting sub-6GHz (3.3 to 4.2 GHz) and mmwave bands (28 GHz).
• MaxLinear, Inc. : The single chip RF transceiver MxL1105 operates in licensed and unlicensed bands from 5 GHz to 44 GHz. Supports MIMO, beamforming and modulations upto 4096QAM
• Samsung Electronics : 5G millimeter wave transceiver
5G TECHNOLOGY RELATED LINKS
This 5G tutorial also covers following sub topics on the 5G technology:
Difference between 4G and 5G
5G testing and test equipments
5G network architecture
5G millimeter wave
5G channel sounding
RF Transceiver related links
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