ADC Meets Spectral Efficiency Demands Of 4G/5G Base Stations


ADI has launched a new high speed analog-to-digital converter for gigahertz-bandwidth applications. The AD9208 is said to meet the increased spectral efficiency demands of 4G/5G multi-band wireless communications base stations. It also meets the reduced run-time targets of multi-standard production instrumentation and provides greater detection range and sensitivity for defense electronics.

Based on 28nm CMOS technology, the AD9208 offers bandwidth and dynamic range to cover the largest number of signal bands.

The ADC also features low-noise spectral density for diversity radio and I/Q demodulation systems, while consuming half of the power, when compared to alternative solutions, according to ADI.

With sampling speeds up to 3.0 GSPS, the new ADC facilitates direct RF signal processing architectures and provides high oversampling. This simplifies front-end filtering, thereby reducing receiver design complexity and overall system cost.


The device enables direct RF sampling of wideband signals beyond 6 GHz, allowing more flexibility and the ability to eliminate mixer stages and simplifies system design with an internal clock divider and optional RF clock output.

The AD9208 is complemented by the AD9172, a 28nm digital-to-analog converter (D/A Converter) also announced recently.

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