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Analog IC fit for multichannel wireless apps

Posted: 01 Oct 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:analog? MIMO? radio?

IQ Analog has launched what it claimed as the industry's first eight-channel analog front-end (AFE) IC for multichannel wireless and communications applications such as MIMO radios. After three years, the IQA-F430 octal AFE is finally fabricated in a 130nm CMOS process, which will changed to 65nm before the end of 2008.

The analog IC has eight independent 12bit, 80MSps ADCs and eight independent 12bit, 20MHz bandwidth DACs for the main signal paths and eight auxiliary 12bit, 300KSps ADCs and eight auxiliary 12bit, 300KSps DACs for ancillary functions.

Designed to replace multichip solutions, the F430, for example, can substitute a common MIMO configuration that consists of 4 x 2 channel AFEs with a single eight-channel chip, lowering cost, size and power use.

-Gina Roos
eeProductCenter





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