ADI has announced a new member of its RadioVerse family, the ADRV9026 quad-channel, wideband RF transceiver. Designed to support base station applications (including single and multistandard 3G/4G/5G macrocell base stations, massive MIMO (M-MIMO), and small cell systems) this wideband RF transceiver offers quad-channel integration with the lowest power, smallest size, common-platform solution.
The highly integrated, radio frequency (RF) agile transceiver offering four independently controlled transmitters, dedicated observation receiver inputs for monitoring each transmitter channel, four independently controlled receivers, integrated synthesizers, and digital signal processing functions providing a complete transceiver solution. The device provides the performance demanded by cellular infrastructure applications, such as small cell base station radios, macro 3G/4G/5G systems, and massive multiple in/multiple out (MIMO) base stations.
The ADRV9026 is powered directly from 1.0 V, 1.3 V, and 1.8 V regulators and is controlled via a standard serial peripheral interface (SPI) serial port. Comprehensive power-down modes are included to minimize power consumption in normal use. The ADRV9026 is packaged in a 14 mm × 14 mm, 289-ball chip scale ball grid array (CSP_BGA).