Beijing, China – December 10, 2021 – analog devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) today announced the groundbreaking radioverse ® The system on chip (SOC) family provides a flexible and cost-effective platform for RF unit (RU) developers to create an energy-efficient 5g Ru in the industry. The newly launched SOC series provides advanced RF signal processing, expands digital function and RF capacity, and can greatly improve 5g Ru performance and energy efficiency. These SOCS are the latest members of ADI’s radioverse ecosystem, integrating the award-winning zero intermediate frequency (ZIF) architecture and significant technological advances in functional integration and linearity. ADI’s radioverse device is a software defined transceiver widely used in 4G and 5g Ru around the world. ¹
Dong Geun Lee, vice president of network business and head of hardware R & D Department of Samsung Electronics, said: “Samsung Electronics and Adi have cooperated for a long time and are committed to rapidly deploying 5g in the global market. We are very pleased to see ADI successfully launch a new SOC. We hope this advanced technology can bring consumers a better 5g experience. We look forward to further deepening our cooperation with ADI.”
With the global network operators competing to deploy 5g infrastructure, the demand for energy-efficient RF units is also growing rapidly. With the exponential growth of wireless demand, energy efficiency has become a key indicator in the process of operators seeking to reduce carbon emissions and expand network capacity. Compared with other alternative products, the newly launched radioverse SOC series has extremely low power consumption and adopts advanced algorithms, which can provide excellent Ru system efficiency.
Joe Barry, vice president of wireless communications at ADI, said: “The radioverse SOC is designed to optimize the entire RF solution, not just a single component or interface. Each generation helps expand functionality, bandwidth and performance, while helping to improve overall Ru efficiency. This new radioverse SOC series has made many advances in signal processing, taking us a step forward in meeting the stringent needs of 5g A big step. “
Adrv9040 is the first product in the newly launched radioverse SOC series. It provides 8 transmission and reception channels with a bandwidth of 400MHz, and integrates advanced digital signal processing functions, including carrier digital up converter (cduc), carrier digital down converter (CDDC), peak clipping (CFR) and digital predistortion (DPD). With this extended signal processing, there is no need to use field programmable gate array (FPGA), which can reduce the heating structure and reduce the total system size, weight, power and cost. SOC’s DPD algorithm is developed using advanced machine learning technology and optimized in close cooperation with major power amplifier (PA) suppliers to reduce the design burden and provide excellent broadband performance. The algorithm has been comprehensively tested and verified in 4G and 5g use cases, including a variety of PA technology types including gallium nitride (GAN). In addition, ZIF RF architecture can simplify RF filtering and signal chain components, reduce Ru cost and shorten product development time for different frequency bands and power requirements.