ADI at IMS 2022
ADI at IMS 2022
ADI AT IMS 2022 ADI AT IMS 2022

Excitement was in the air as we gathered in Denver for IMS. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the ADI booth to engage with our experts and watch demonstrations on ADI’s system-level solutions in communications, instrumentation, and aerospace applications. We’ve captured the demos on video in the event you couldn’t attend the show or would like to view them again. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

MicroApps Presentations

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Hear from Our Experts — MicroApps

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Kudret Unal
Product Applications Engineer

Is it Difficult to Synchronize Fractional PLLs? Not Anymore!

Presenter: Kudret Unal

Ultra-low jitter clocks play a vital role in modern communications, instrumentation and radar applications to get best performance. On top of the requirement for an ultra-low jitter clock, synchronization of multiple high frequency clocks (especially fractional PLLs) is the other challenge for large converter array applications. This work collects these challenges and provides an exceptional solution that is very easy to adapt. EZSYNC and Timed-SYNC concepts of the new Fractional PLL chips give the option for selection of the most suitable synchronization method while providing the best-in-class jitter performance up to 12.8 GHz.

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Kieran Barrett
Product Applications Engineer

Fast switching, High Performance PLL and Quadband VCO frequency synthesizer

Presenter: Kieran Barrett

Learn how a novel PLL circuit design design using ADI’s quadband VCOs comprised of four narrow bands integrated into a single package. This design delivers the benefits of the frequency range of wideband PLLs, as well as the phase noise performance and lock time of narrowband PLL performance. An on-board active loop filter circuit has been designed for optimal phase noise performance across the four frequency bands of the quadband VCO. Control circuitry has been designed for fastest switching time between bands. A phase resync feature is also demonstrated for phase critical applications such as beamforming.

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Eric Carty
Product Applications Engineer

DC to 64Gbps Micro Relay with Integrated Driver, A Simplified Solution to Increase Productivity (PDF)

Presenter: Eric Carty

Analog Devices recognizes the ever-increasing demands for switch functionality and performance in the electronics test and measurement world. Using its proprietary MEMS and CMOS technology, a breakthrough Micro Relay product has been developed to deliver compelling advantages over traditional relays.

The ADGM1001 is a DC to 34GHz/64Gbps SPDT MEMS switch with integrated 3.3V driver circuitry. The DC plus high-speed performance coupled with an SMD (Surface Mount Device) 5mm x 4mm x 0.9mm form factor make this switch ideal for realizing high test channel densities on ATE (Automatic Test Equipment) load and probe boards including those supporting loop back switching applications.

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Kudret Unal
Product Applications Engineer

Need Sub-10fs RMS Jitter Signal Generation: Translation Loops

Presenter: Unal Kudret

It is possible to generate signals as low as 25fs jitter with using the traditional PLL parts. The agile RF systems such as automated test equipment, RF instruments, test benches or ADEF systems require much lower. The translation loop architecture is used to cancel the PFD noise contribution which enables the jitter needed for these systems. Translations loop design seems intimidating at first glance regarding board area, isolation, high quality clock source requirement and lack of examples in the market. This presentation explains how to implement a translation loop by minimizing these challenges.

Hear from Our Experts — Workshops

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Bryan Goldstein
Vice President, Aerospace and Defense

RF Boot Camp (PDF)

Presenter: Bryan Goldstein

This session will follow the development of a microwave transmit/receive system from concept to production. We will show how the system-level performance and environmental requirements drive the electrical and mechanical design specifications, packaging approach and materials selection. We will explore modeling/simulation approaches from the device to the system level for both electrical and mechanical aspects and describe bread-boarding strategies to affirm simulation models and to minimize risk. Lastly, we will discuss production test strategies and methodologies to guarantee performance compliance of the deliverable product.

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John Cowles
Senior Director of Engineering

One-Day Workshop

Advances in SATCOM Phased-Arrays and Constellations for LEO, MEO and GEO Systems (PDF)

Presenter: John Cowles

Presenters include representatives from the entire satellite communications eco-system from semiconductor technologies to constellation owners. ADI bridges these two extremes of the eco-system, selecting the best technologies to solve constellation problems. We will present the work required to develope solutions for the space portion of the network, focusing on the problems we solved for our customers.

Low Power Multi-Bean LEO Beamforming System--Dense LEO satellite constellations present unique system and hardware challenges. Dynamic management of multiple beams with wide field of view while maintaining dynamic range (G/T and EIRP) are critical requirements for the mission. In addition, heat dissipation in space constrains the allowed power dissipation within the aperture. Balancing performance and power dissipation across the RF and digital sections is critical to optimizing the trade-offs and providing future upgradability.

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Half-Day Workshop

Hands on Phased Array using Open Source Hardware and Software (PDF)

Presenters:  Jon Kraft, Principal Engineer, Field Applications

Bob Broughton, Senior Director, Product Line Management

Peter Delos, Senior Principal Engineer, Mixed Signal

Robin Getz, Director, SW Systems Design Engineering

Phased array communications and radar systems are finding increased use in a variety of applications. This places a greater importance on training engineers and rapidly prototyping new phased array concepts. While both have historically been difficult and expensive to do, a recent open source offering--the ADALM-PHASER--allows real beamforming hardware to be used for education, project proposals, and product development. This workshop will introduce ADALM-PHASER with lectures and hands on labs covering: software defined radio (SDR), phased array beamforming (steering angle and beam formation), antenna impairments (side lobes/tapering, grating lobes, beam squint, quantization sidelobes), Monopulse tracking implementation, and simple radar algorithm design. Each of these topics will be addressed with a short lecture, followed by participants using the ADALM-PHASER hardware to directly explore the lecture topic.

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

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Jon Hall
Principal Engineer, Product Marketing

Industry Workshops

RFPD: 24-44 GHz Up-Down Converter Design Accelerator Ecosystem

Presenter: Larry Hawkins, Jon Hall

This session will follow the development of a microwave transmit/receive system from concept to production. We will show how the system-level performance and environmental requirements drive the electrical and mechanical design specifications, packaging approach and materials selection. We will explore modeling/simulation approaches from the device to the system level for both electrical and mechanical aspects and describe bread-boarding strategies to affirm simulation models and to minimize risk. Lastly, we will discuss production test strategies and methodologies to guarantee performance compliance of the deliverable product.

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Larry Hawkins
Director, Technical Marketing Integrated Solutions and Systems, RichardsonRFPD

Industry Workshops

0.03-6 GHz Up/Down Converter + FPGA (BytePipe) Toolbox for Matlab and Simulink(PDF)

Presenter: Larry Hawkins

This session will follow the development of a microwave transmit/receive system from concept to production. We will show how the system-level performance and environmental requirements drive the electrical and mechanical design specifications, packaging approach and materials selection. We will explore modeling/simulation approaches from the device to the system level for both electrical and mechanical aspects and describe bread-boarding strategies to affirm simulation models and to minimize risk. Lastly, we will discuss production test strategies and methodologies to guarantee performance compliance of the deliverable product.

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Mike Jones
Senior Manager, Systems Integration Engineering

Technical Sessions

Keynote: Calibrating RF/Microwave Front Ends in Multichannel Receiver and Transmitter Systems

Th1F: Efficient Characterization and Test of Phased-Array Antenna Systems (PDF)

Presenter: Mike Jones

Collocated hardened digital signal processing (DSP) blocks, analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) on a single integrated circuit (IC) enable simpler, more efficient systems by reducing the amount of soft blocks historically-residing on power-hungry field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). This presentation provides experimental results showing how the use of these hardened DSP blocks across multiple digitizer ICs successfully achieves transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) channel-to-channel phase and amplitude calibrations across the full instantaneous bandwidth used for the system. Also shown is that these hardened DSP blocks are capable of correcting RF/Microwave anomalies in the front-end networks attached to each transmitter and receiver, thereby simplifying the system’s layout.

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Explore ADI's IMS 2022 demos

Aerospace

Optimizing Power Solutions for RF Signal Chains

See how ADI's methodology to meet power domain sensitivity and realistic power supply noise requirements optimizes power solutions for RF signal chains. The optimized power solution improves form factor, power efficiency and power loss of the standard power solution while achieving the RF signal chain dynamic performances. This methodology demonstrates various power supply design optimizations including RF Transceivers, RF Amplifiers, High Speed ADCs and DACs, and more.

SATCOM Signal Chain

Witness ADI's full signal chain solution for SATCOM applications, along with a reference design, that enables customers to accelerate their own designs.

X-Band Hybrid Beamforming Radar System Platform

Learn more about ADI's antenna-to-bits system platform which integrates ADC/DAC solutions with RF/Microwave up-/down-converter circuitry and analog beamforming ICs (BFICs). The platform enables a full hybrid beamforming signal chain capable of being controlled and evaluated with example HDL and software scalable to a customer’s end system.

Fast-Frequency Hopping Using Quad-MxFE Phased Array Platform

The “Quad-MxFE” System Development Platform is a 16 Tx/16 Rx channel direct sampling phased array system solution that supports applications including radars, electronic warfare, and SATCOM. Built from four MxFE® transceivers, RF front-ends, clocking, and power circuitry, the platform features multi-chip synchronization, system level calibrations and beamforming algorithms. The system mates with a commercially-available FPGA evaluation board and includes HDL code and MATLAB® software.

RF Agile Software Defined Radio (SDR) Transceivers

ADRV9002 RF Agile Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Transceivers for Mission Critical Communications operate from 30 MHz to 6000 MHz with narrow-band signals down to 12 kHz and wideband signals up to 40 MHz. See how these high dynamic range direct conversion transceivers minimize Bill of Material (BOM), incorporate RF system calibrations, programmable digital filtering, and advanced system level features such as Fast Frequency Hopping (FFH), Digital Pre-distortion (DPD), Multichip Synchronization (MCS), Dynamic Profile Switching (DPS) and Monitor Mode (MM) for optimal size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C).

Wideband High Power SPDT Switch in SOI

Learn about ADI's high power SOI switches and select tuned GaN amplifiers in a power amplifier bank application. An easy-to-use alternate to GaN and PIN switches.

Communications

PLL and Quadband VCO Frequency Synthesizer

ADI enables fast switching and high performance in a novel PLL circuit design using quadband VCOs comprised of four narrow bands integrated into a single package. The design delivers benefits similar to the frequency range of wideband PLLs, as well as the phase noise performance and lock time of narrowband PLL performance.

Synchronization of Dual Fractional PLL with Integrated VCO

Ultra-low jitter and synchronized multiple high frequency clocks are essential to achieving high performance in modern communication, instrumentation and radar applications. This demo illustrates how to achieve high performance in clocks with EZSYNC and Timed-SYNC capabilities of our new Fractional PLL chips. The solution enables selection of the most suitable synchronization method while providing the best-in-class jitter performance up to 12.8 GHz.

High-Speed Wireless Data Interconnect

See how ADI is addressing data interconnect over rotary joint applications in Industry 4.0, factory automation and other robotic settings.

Complete Solution for mmWave 5G Radio Units

Discover the breadth of ADI’s sub-6 GHz and mmWave 5G portfolio through a complete 28 GHz 4T4R 5G RU designed fully in-house with ADI ICs and antenna IP from low PHY through an air interface. This comprehensive solution, comprising market-proven IP, significantly reduces the customer execution risk, time to market, and resources required by utilizing ADI’s RF, mixed-signal, and mmWave IC and system-level design expertise. Learn how ADI can accelerate your mmWave 5G deployments across the entire 24 GHz to 47 GHz space.

Vanteon vProtean Software Defined Radio Using ADRV9004

The Vanteon vProtean SDR demonstrates a self-contained ADRV9004 based radio utilizing fast frequency hopping of custom waveforms for long range communication applications.

Instrumentation

Wideband Direct RF 20GSPS Digitizer Development Platform

ADI's technology expertise in direct RF data converters as well as high performance clocking and power solutions are showcased in this demo. Included are the AD9213 development platform, ADF4377 clock PLL/VCO, and a complete power management solution.

Vector Network Analyzer

Vector network analysis is now used beyond the lab in applications that range from system health monitoring solutions to production test equipment. See how a small form factor 20GHz, 8-port network analyzer solution that performs live measurements and displays s-parameter magnitude and phase measurement results in a custom-built graphical user interface.

MMIC Digitally Selectable Tunable Filter spanning 2 GHz to 18GHz

Wireless systems depend on filters to attenuate out of band spurious signals. As systems scale from Narrowband to Wideband (Multi GHzs), next generation wideband designs are requiring large numbers of fixed filters in switched bank configuration to cover all frequency requirements. Using ADIs next generation ADMV8818, a single IC can replace a large array of fixed filters in multi GHz systems, to deliver PCBA savings and enable a wideband software defined solution. Interface control is enjoyed via the Digitally selectable frequency of operation and ultimate design flexibility is at hand as the ADMV8818 offers LFP, HPF and BPF configurations along with a bypass path as needed. Save board space, design effort and deliver immersive wideband systems using ADIs next generation ADMV8818 solution.

Switches and Attenuators for mmWave 5G Evolution

Innovative wideband switches and attenuators in SOI process are exhibited on their evaluation boards for key performance metrics within a live demo. The latest devices in bondable and packaged form warrant solid performance over the mmWave 5G frequency span, while offering an attractive solution to bias and size challenges in microwave assemblies.

Instrumentation Grade 5G mmWave Signal Chain

Learn more about ADI's high performance millimeter wave signal chain for 50GHz+ wireless communications test solutions. The system demonstrates instrument grade error vector magnitude (EVM) performance (<-40dB) covering the latest 5G and Wifi frequency bands. The demo features ADI's latest RF sampling MxFE® converters and widest bandwidth RF front end components, including mixers, amplifiers and switches. The Signal Chain also highlights clocking and power management devices for rapid evaluation and deployment.

Synchronized Clock Source

The AD-SYNCHRONA14-EBZ is an affordable solution for high-accuracy time and frequency reference distribution. Accepting accepts various reference clocks including 10 MHz and PPS signals from external sources, it is an ideal self-contained device to use in applications that need a highly accurate frequency and phase controlled source clocks. Designed around the Analog Devices AD9545 and HMC7044, it greatly simplifies clock distribution and multi-channel synchronization in complex systems. Coming in a 1U mechanical form factor it is compact to use on the lab bench or equipment rack. Using popular industry connector SMA and TwinAX interfaces most labs will already have the needed cables.

RF and Power

Reduce EMI and BOM with Silent Switcher µModule Regulator

ADI's Silent Switcher® architecture minimizes EMI emissions enabling the µModule Regulator to pass CISPR22 class B. The combination of Silent Switcher, wide operating frequency range and multiple operating modes minimize EMI and make it ideal for noise sensitive applications. Quad configurable output Silent Switcher regulators can replace up to 4 single output competitive modules enabling design acceleration and BOM reduction.

Datastorm DAQ RF Agile SDR by Arrow and ADI

To ease design challenges, Arrow and Analog Devices provide validated reference platforms that connect Analog Devices’ precision data converters, sensors, and other signal chain components to FPGAs and microprocessors. One such example is the DataStorm DAQ Platform. The DataStorm DAQ is an Intel® Cyclone® V development kit designed for quick prototyping or proof of concept development. The DataStorm DAQ platform includes demo designs and tools, such as HDL code, device drivers, and reference project examples for the ADRV9002 for rapid prototyping and reduced development time.

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Easy Microwave and Digitizer Prototyping

Today there are few platforms that provide a common data and control path that allow system level prototyping of microwave and RF front ends with high speed digitizers. This leads to isolation between development teams (Front end and baseband), and complicates system integration because it happens very late in the development cycle. Without a common platform that can be used in controlling the Microwave, RF and digitizer hardware, it is difficult and sometimes impossible to perform reproduceable tests on the full signal chain. The FMC X-Microwave Bridge Kit solves this industry challenge by enabling the controller used for the high speed digitizer, to connect to and control the Microwave and RF front ends. X-Microwave modules provide solutions for prototyping microwave and RF circuits faster, easier and at a lower cost. They offer a broad selection of ADI parts as drop-in blocks in different configurations and optimized for different frequencies. The “Bridge” allows these blocks to be controlled by a standard Xilinx or Intel Development Kit, via FMC, enabling control both microwave, RF front ends and high speed digitizers in a unified environment (on the FPGA or SoC).


Sponsored by:

Richardson RFPD & Arrow