The AD9361 is a high performance, highly integrated RF Agile Transceiver™. Its programmability and wideband capability make it ideal for a broad range of transceiver applications. The device combines an RF front end with a flexible mixed-signal baseband section and integrated frequency synthesizers, simplifying design-in by providing a configurable digital interface to a processor. The AD9361 operates in the 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz range, covering most licensed and unlicensed bands. Channel bandwidths from less than 200 kHz to 56 MHz are supported.
The AD9361 is packaged in a 10 mm × 10 mm, 144-ball chip scale package ball grid array (CSP_BGA).
ADI and Ettus Research have collaborated to introduce cutting-edge technology using the AD9361, in the form of a fully integrated, single board, Universal Software Radio Peripheral platform. With continuous frequency coverage from 70 MHz to 6 GHz, the USRPTM B200 and USRP B210 are designed with a comprehensive C++ API, and supported by software frameworks with large developer communities such as GNU Radio. This software and the USRP B200 and B210 enable rapid prototyping with the AD9361.
Avnet has released two SDR kits that include Xilinx development platforms and ADI AD9361 FMC boards:
The AES-ZSDR2-ADI-G SDR Evaluation Kit includes Avnet's ZedBoard and is tuned for highest RF performance in the 2400 – 2500 MHz region. This kit is ideal for the RF engineer seeking optimized system performance meeting AD9361 datasheet specifications in a defined range of RF spectrum.
The AES-ZSDR3-ADI-G SDR System Development Kit includes the Xilinx ZC706 development board and supports the AD9361’s full RF tuning range. This kit is ideal for the wireless communications system architect seeking a unified development platform which operates over a wide RF tuning range from 70 MHz – 6 GHz.
Both kits also include Xilinx Vivado® software, four Pulse 4G LTE blade antennas, and reference designs for Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC running Linux.
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|AD9361: RF Agile Transceiver Data Sheet (Rev D, 11/2013) (pdf, 109 kB)||Data Sheets|
|Smart Partitioning in WiMAX Radios White Paper (pdf, 469 kB)||White Papers|
AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver
Learn about the revolutionary AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver, a complete radio design for SDR applications. It achieves leading performance, high integration, wideband operation and utmost flexibility and is supported by the AD-FMCOMMS2-EBZ-FMC board.
AD9361 RF Transceiver and Support Ecosystem
View an overview of the AD-FMCOMMS2-EBZ-FMC board, a support ecosystem for the new AD9361 RF Transceiver. This rapid prototyping environment supports multiple communications protocols and speeds time to market from months to days.
Developing Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Systems with the AD9361
As Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) become more prevalent there is a need for more channel diversity. This webcast will detail how to use multiple AD9361 devices to create an NxN MIMO system, as well as explore the available tradeoffs in the design. The AD9361 is a fully integrated 2x2 MIMO transceiver. Its programmability and wideband capability make it ideal for a broad range of transceiver applications.
AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ Reference Design
Expanding the Role of WiMAX CPE Transceivers into Base Station Applications
By Patrick Wiers, Analog Devices (RF Designline, 8/2008)
Smart Partitioning in WiMAX Radios
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RF Source Booklet
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RF IC Product Overview - Version P (02/2014)
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AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ Rapid Prototyping Board supports the AD9361’s full RF tuning range. This kit is ideal for the wireless communications system architect seeking a unified development platform which operates over a wide RF tuning range from 70 MHz – 6 GHz.
AD-COMMS2-EBZ Rapid Prototyping Board tuned for highest RF performance in the 2400 – 2500 MHz region. This kit is ideal for the RF engineer seeking optimized system performance meeting AD9361 datasheet specifications in a defined range of RF spectrum.
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