ADI at IMS 2023 ADI at IMS 2023

June 13-15
San Diego Convention Center, California
Booth #1335

RF Innovation Simplified at the Intelligent Edge

Join us in-person at IMS 2023 where we will unveil the industry’s most complete, high-speed, processing platform! Make sure to attend our MicroApps session Tuesday, June 13th, at 11:00am at the MicroApps Theater (booth #2447) for the big announcement.

Stop by our booth (#1335), engage with our experts, and experience first-hand how ADI’s latest RF, microwave, millimeter wave technologies, clocking, amplifier, and power solutions are working together to enable unprecedented system-level solutions for communications, instrumentation, aerospace, and defense customers.

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Hear from Our Experts — Executive Forum

Bryan Goldstein

Bryan Goldstein
Vice President, Aerospace and Defense

Emerging Technology Trends and Markets

Presenter: Bryan Goldstein

Date: Tuesday, June 13

Time: 3:3 0pm to 4:30 pm

MicroApps Theatre

This in-depth panel session will be moderated by Microwave Journal Technical Editor Eric Higham. The panelists will consist of senior executives from Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, Analog Devices, Qualcomm and Qorvo. Research on emerging technology trends and markets will be discussed. Panelists will share their company’s visions and insights into the markets that will fuel future growth.

Hear from our Experts – MicroApps

Robert Dandaraw

Robert Dandaraw
Principal Engineer, Product Marketing

Direct RF-Sampling MxFE for Multi-function use in EW, Radar, Comms, and Instrumentation

Presenter: Robert Dandaraw

Date: Tuesday, June 13

Time: 11:00 am - 11:15 am

Analog Devices will discuss a wideband MxFE platform for phased array radar, electronic warfare, communications and instrumentation. This session will describe the architecture, key specifications, and measured performance data.

Mike Jones

Mike Jones
Senior Manager, Systems Integration Engineering

A 16-Channel Transmit, 16-Channel Receive Direct X-Band Sampling Phased Array Development Platform

Presenter: Mike Jones

Date: Tuesday, June 13

Time: 13:00 pm - 13:15pm

A 16-channel transmit, 16-channel receive phased-array development platform is leveraged for enabling RADAR, SATCOM, multi-channel communications and some electronic warfare applications. Building on the success of the Quad-MxFE Platform, this session covers how four digitizer ICs are now leveraged on a single board to improve multi-chip synchronization and system-level multichannel calibration methods often required for phased array systems. A discussion on the associated clock tree architecture is provided as well as the required power distribution network for the system. Details on the analog front-end also on the platform, which includes tunable filters, gain control and filtering is also provided to show how the digitizer IC’s hardened DSP is leveraged to correct both digital and analog channel-to-channel anomalies. Key focus areas include details about how this system is used to enable direct X-band digital beamforming using the numerically-controlled oscillators and programmable finite-impulse response filters on the platform.

Jon Kraft

Jon Kraft
Principal Engineer, Field Applications

Rapid Phased Array Prototyping: Crawl -> Walk -> Run

Presenter: Jon Kraft

Date: Thursday, June 15

Time: 11:45 am - 12:00 pm

We will present a seamless, lower risk, way to develop the hardware and software for a complete phased array radar (or communications) system prototype. This will be a live demonstration of how to use existing hardware and software to quickly prototype from 2, then to 8, then 16, and finally 32 elements. Each system will use the same open source software. And each “level” of the system will increase the technology readiness level (TRL) of the program. This allows rapid development of hardware or software-or even both simultaneously--at a variety of starting points.

Hear from Our Experts — Workshops (Room 29D)

Larry Hawkins, Ed Woytaszek, Jon Hall and Erkan Acar

IWTU4: .01-20 GHz Small Form Factor Multiport Network Analyzer Design Accelerators

Presenters: Larry Hawkins, Director – Technical Marketing Integrated Solutions and Systems, RichardsonRFPD

Ed Woytaszek, Product Line Manager

Jon Hall, Principal Engineer, Product Marketing

Erkan Acar, Director, Instrumentation Systems

Speaker Organizations: Richardson RFPD, Analog Devices, Inc.

Date: Tuesday, June 13

Time: 10:100 am - 11:50 am

Analog Devices and Richardson RFPD are designing .01-20GHz, small, multiport, network analyzer signal chains for industrial, portable and production test applications. .01-20GHz network analyzers are complicated, which translates to being large and expensive. ADI has released the ADL5960; a .01-20GHz, integrated vector network analyzer front end on a chip, which enables small network analyzers. The design accelerators include all components necessary for a network analyzer; including highspeed converters, FPGA, signal generation, and the ADL5960. The design goal was to remove our customers risk and reduce their design time. We will be discussing and demonstrating the designs at the workshop.

Travis Collins and Jon Kraft

IWWE5: Phased Array System Modeling and Design using MATLAB and Analog Devices Hardware

Presenters: Noam Levine, Technical Marketing, Business Development, and Strategic Alliances at MathWorks

Babak Memarzadeh, Technical Lead at Bose

Vishwanath Iyerl, Principal Software Engineer at MathWorks

Travis Collins, Software Engineering Manager

Jon Kraft, Principal Engineer, Product Marketing

Speaker Organizations: MathWorks, Analog Devices, Inc.

Date: Wednesday, June 14

Time: 13:30 pm - 15:10 pm

Through both lecture material and instructor-led demos, workshop participants will learn about modeling and simulating antenna-array designs, explore phased-array beamforming concepts and beamforming ICs, and examine real-world impairments and their effect on system performance. Radar design examples will be used to tie the signal processing theory to practical applications.

Sam Ringwood

Sam Ringwood
System Platforms Apps Engineer

IWWE7: Building a hybrid beamforming digital twin of commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware using commercially available EDA software.

Presenters: Murthy Upmaka, Master level Solutions Engineer Keysight Technologies

Sam Ringwood, System Platforms Apps Engineer

Speaker Organizations: Keysight Technologies, Analog Devices, Inc.

Date: Wednesday, June 14

Time: 15:40 pm - 17:20 pm

This workshop presents step by step approach to create a system level digital twin using Keysight’s SystemVue software and COTS hybrid beamforming system hardware from Analog Devices Inc. The X-Band Phased Array Platform is a scalable 32 element hybrid beamforming phased array development platform developed by Analog Devices. The workshop will discuss the hardware architecture and take a deep dive into the steps required to simulate a digital twin in SystemVue including device, sub-system, and system level modeling. The audience will be able to walk away with sufficient knowledge to explore creating their own phased array digital twins.

 Larry Hawkins, Jon Hall and Bhavin Shah

IWWE8: DC-44 GHz Wireless Test System Design Accelerator Blocks for Wireless Test Systems

Presenters: Larry Hawkins, Director – Technical Marketing Integrated Solutions and Systems, RichardsonRFPD

Bernard Gobeil, CEO - SignalCraft Technologies

Jon Hall, Principal Engineer, Product Marketing

Bhavin Shah, Sr. Strategic Marketing Manager

Mark Damato, Principal Engineer, SW Systems Design Engineer

Speaker Organizations: Richardson RFPD, SignalCraft Technologies Inc,Analog Devices, Inc

Date: Wednesday, June 14

Time: 15:40 pm - 17:20 pm

Analog Devices Instrumentation Group along with SignalCraft and Richardson RFPD are working on Modular DC-44 GHz transmit and receive signal chains for Wireless Test Systems to support the latest standards like 5G, Wi-Fi 6 &7, and UWB. The blocks include all components necessary for signal generation and capture including; up conversion/multiplication, amplification, switching, and filtering. The blocks are designed to remove risks for our customers and accelerate their time to market. We will be discussing and demonstrating the blocks at the workshop.

Hear from Our Experts – Technical Session (Room 30DE)

Kevin Chuang, Hossein Yektaii and Noureddine Outale

Tu2C-1: Future Trends in Cellular Infrastructure and Radio Technology for Sustainable Networks

Presenters: Kevin Chuang, Senior Principal Engineer, SW Systems Design

Hossein Yektaii, Senior Principal Engineer, SW Systems Design

Noureddine Outaleb, Director, Systems Designs

Date: Tuesday, June 13

Time: 10:10 am - 10:30 am

Wireless standards and radio requirements are evolving as the roll-out of 5G, emergence of open radio access networks (O-RAN), and early investigation of 6G are making forward progress. Particularly, multi-band macro-cell frequency-division duplexing (FDD) radio heads, massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) time-division duplexing (TDD) radio units, and emerging frequency bands beyond sub-6 GHz present a unique challenge to the industry, striving for higher energy efficiency and capacity. This paper aims to provide an overview and discuss the future directions of the radio architecture, radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers, and digital transformation, leveraging machine learning and linearization techniques for cellular infrastructure.


Aerospace Demos

Ka Band Rx Satcom Development Platform

Observe a 256 element array using ADI’s ADAR3002 beamformer and ADAR5000. The ADAR3002 is a dual beam/4 element/dual polarization beamformer IC with industry leading power dissipation (<350mW). The ADAR5000 is one of the smallest 1x4 wilkinson splitter/combiners on the market that can fit within the lattice pitch of a Ka band array. This demo is based on an actual antenna for SATCOM applications.

GaN Power Amplifiers

Learn about ADI’s newest GaN PA offerings and how ADI's power management solutions can be used to provide safe, fast biasing for radar applications.

SDR for Tunable 80 MHz Spectrum Capture

The ADRV9002/4 has a maximum instantaneous receive bandwidth of 40 MHz on each of 2 channels. This application example utilizes the dual channel capabilities of the ADRV9002/4 to present a combined 80 MHz spectrum output by intelligently combining the precisely offset filtered and phase synchronized channels into an aggregate bandwidth using the Vanteon vProtean Software Defined Radio. A typical use case for this application is signal intelligence where a wideband signal of up to 80 MHz of bandwidth can be captured and characterized using a single ADRV9002/4. This can also be scaled to even wider bandwidths using multiple vProtean SDRs that are synchronized together using the Multichip Synchronization feature.

RF Signal Chain Simulation

Witness ADI's advances in developing advanced simulation models for RF components such as RF amplifiers, RF mixers, RF switches, and beamformer ICs. We now have Genesys and SystemVue simulation models for beamformers along with an expanded library of simulation models for amplifiers, mixers, and RF switches.

Communications Demos

Embedded PA Characterization in DPD Setup

Witness non-linear PA characterization with ADI’s ADRV9040 transceiver. This includes CW, two-tone, and modulated signal power sweep tests to help customers extract and correlate the PA characteristics to DPD performance and measure DPD metrics.

24GHz RADAR Signal Chain Using TinyRAD

Explore a 24GHz radar signal chain featuring object detection using TinyRAD’s small form factor solution. Also highlighted are signal chain solutions that use direct digital synthesis (DDS) to generate faster ramps.

O-RAN Compliant Full Stack mmWave RU

Witness how ADI’s mmWave array offerings provide up to 25% efficiency improvement compared to competing solutions. This enables a lighter, smaller radio delivering additional coverage, and makes possible operator CapEx and OpEx savings for more efficient FR2 deployment in macro and small cell/indoor use cases. A single vendor IC and array solution reduces time to market and de-risks customer deployments by leveraging proven IP for first pass success.

SOI Switches from 0Hz to 90GHz

Explore ADI’s flip-chip, DC, and RF switches as well as digital attenuators. These products exemplify ADI’s focus on offering high performance products that enable emerging standards.

Instrumentation and Power Demos

Low Noise µModule Regulators

Explore ADI's low EMI Silent Switcher µModule® regulators that include single, dual and quad output, as well as a dual LDO output µModule regulator powered by an integrated EMI barrier and Silent Switcher switching regulator. The Silent Switcher architecture and ultra-high PSRR LDO technology reduce filters and LDOs on a PCB without decreasing system performance.

Advancing High Speed Test with MEMS Switches

Learn how to maximize IC test environment productivity metrics using ADI’s ADGM1001 and ADGM1144 MEMS switches on an automated test equipment (ATE) load board. ADI’s MEMS switch technology delivers step change improvements in ATE Capacity, Consistency and Capability. Capacity: Doubles the number of devices under test (DUT) with a single insertion test solution. Consistency: 10x longer switching lifetime. Capability: Future-proofed platforms that support next-generation higher speed testing with ready-to-go optimized switch configurations.

Small Form Factor, 20GHz, 8-port Vector Network Analyzer

ADI's compact, low power 8 port network analyzer solution is built around our new ADL5960 integrated vector analyzer front end. The solution supports 10MHz-20GHz s-parameter measurements. The compact form factor makes it suitable to integrate into larger test systems for RF characterization, structural analysis, and many more applications.