AD9364:  1 x 1 RF Agile Transceiver

Product Details

Product Status:Recommended for New Designs

The AD9364 is a 1 x 1 channel 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 AD9364 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 AD9364 is packaged in a 10 mm × 10 mm, 144-ball chip scale package ball grid array (CSP_BGA).


  • Point to point communication systems
  • Femtocell/picocell/microcell base stations
  • General-purpose radio systems


  • RF 1 × 1 transceiver with integrated 12-bit DACs and ADCs
  • Band: 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz
  • Supports TDD and FDD operation
  • Tunable channel bandwidth: <200 kHz to 56 MHz
  • Dual receivers: 6 differential or 12 single-ended inputs
  • Superior receiver sensitivity with a noise figure < 2.5 dB
  • RX gain control
    Real-time monitor and control signals for manual gain
    Independent automatic gain control
  • See data sheet for additional features

Functional Block Diagram for AD9364

Reference Designs and 3rd Party Hardware

ADI and Ettus Research™ have collaborated to introduce cutting-edge technology using the AD9361, dual-channel version of the AD9364, 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.

For more information on these Ettus products, please click B200 or B210.

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.

Software Defined Radio Seminar


Title Content Type File Type
AD9364: RF Agile Transceiver Data Sheet (Rev C, 10/2014) (pdf, 611 kB) Data Sheets PDF
Smart Partitioning in WiMAX Radios White Paper  (pdf, 469 kB) White Papers PDF
AD-FMCOMMS4-EBZ Reference Design (Wiki Site) User Guides HTML
Expanding the Role of WiMAX CPE Transceivers into Base Station Applications
By Patrick Wiers, Analog Devices (RF Designline, 8/2008)
Technical Articles HTML
Smart Partitioning in WiMAX Radios  (pdf, 469 kB)
By Noman Rangwala, Marketing Manager and Tom Gratzek, Product Line Director, Analog Devices, Inc.
Technical Articles PDF
Analog Devices Unveils Two More Software-Defined Radio Platform Solutions (26 Feb 2014) Press Releases HTML
Analog Devices’ Integrated Transceiver and Support Ecosystem Drive Next-Generation Software-Defined Radio Designs (22 Oct 2013) Press Releases HTML
RF Source Booklet  (PDF, 4353 kB)
RF IC Product Overview - Version P (02/2014)
Overview PDF
Glossary of EE Terms Glossary HTML

Design Tools,Models,Drivers & Software

Title Content Type File Type
AD-FMCOMMS4-EBZ Reference Design (Wiki Site) FPGA HDL HTML

Evaluation Kits & Symbols & Footprints

Evaluation Boards & KitsView the Evaluation Boards and Kits page for documentation and purchasing

Symbols and Footprints— Analog Devices offers Symbols & Footprints which are compatible with a large set of today’s CAD systems for broader and easier support.

Product Recommendations & Reference Designs

Companion Products

Suggested Companion Products

Recommended RF Driver Amplifiers for the AD9364
  • For a customized OIP3 and P1dB performance with adjustable biasing, we recommend the ADL5320, ADL5321 or the ADL5324.
Recommended RF/IF Gain Block Amplifier for the AD9364
  • For a broadband 20dB linear amplifier, we recommend the ADL5602.
Recommended Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA's) for the AD9364
  • For high performance, low noise and high gain, we recommend the ADL5521 or the ADL5523.
Recommended PLL's for the AD9364
  • For a versatile, wideband PLL with integrated VCO, we recommend the ADF4351.
Recommended Clock Driver for the AD9364
  • For a Quad/Octal network clock driver, we recommend the AD9548.
Recommended Voltage Regulators for the AD9364
  • For a high efficiency, step down, dc-to-dc regulator, we recommend the ADP2164.
  • For high performance LDO regulators, we recommend the ADP1755 or the ADP5040.

Recommended Power Solutions

  • For selecting voltage regulator products, use ADIsimPower.

Were these recommendations helpful?

SampleSample & Buy

Price, packaging, availability

AD9364 Model Options
Model Package Pins Temp.
Price*(100-499) Price*1000 pcs RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD9364BBCZ Status: Production CHIP SCALE BGA 144 Ind Tray, 184 $130.00 $130.00 Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase
AD9364BBCZREEL Status: Production CHIP SCALE BGA 144 Ind Reel, 1500 - $130.00 Y  Material Info Notify Me Purchase
Price Table Help

The USA list pricing shown is for BUDGETARY USE ONLY, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit for the stated volume), and is subject to change. International prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates. For volume-specific price or delivery quotes, please contact your local Analog Devices, Inc. sales office or authorized distributor. Pricing displayed for Evaluation Boards and Kits is based on 1-piece pricing.

Model Description Price RoHS View PCN/ PDN Check Inventory/
AD-FMCOMMS4-EBZ Status: Production 1 x 1 Transceiver wideband prototyping and RF performance Board $399.00 Yes -

Pricing displayed is based on 1-piece. The USA list pricing shown is for budgetary use only, shown in United States dollars (FOB USA per unit), and is subject to change. International prices may vary due to local duties, taxes, fees and exchange rates.

Check Inventory & Purchase

View Sales and Distribution Offices

content here.
content here.

Review this Product