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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.

About 5G:
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.

5G Transceiver AD9375

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
SPI interface Available
Duplex techniques FDD, TDD
DPD algorithm supported for BWs upto 40 MHz
Power consumption less than 5 Watts
Previous version AD9371
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
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


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 tutorial
5G millimeter wave
5G channel sounding

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