Analog Devices, Inc

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) defines innovation and excellence in signal processing. ADI’s analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (IC) play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic equipment.

AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ Board $379
AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ Board $379

Analog Devices, Inc., also known as ADI or Analog, is an American multinational semiconductor company specializing in data conversion and signal processing technology, headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts. In 2012, Analog Devices led the worldwide data converter market with a 48.5% share, according to analyst firm Databeans. Its AD9361 and AD9371 products are widely used in current industries.

The company manufactures analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (ICs) used in electronic equipment. These technologies are used to convert, condition and process real-world phenomena, such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals.[

Analog Devices has approximately 100,000 customers in the following industries: communications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, military/aerospace, automotive, and consumer electronics applications.

ADI is synonymous with high performance among electronics manufacturers and we collaborate with our customers to define the very best in the quality of the user experience. That means the clearest image, crispest sound, and optimum interface, size and performance in thousands of entertainment, medical, communications, industrial and other applications.

Linear Technology now part of Analog Devices, Inc. – Linear Technology Corporation designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of standard high performance integrated circuits. Applications for the Company’s products include telecommunications, cellular telephones, networking products, notebook and desktop computers, video/multimedia, industrial instrumentation, automotive electronics, factory automation, process control, and military and space systems.

The Company’s principal product categories include amplifiers, battery management, data converters, high frequency, interface, voltage regulators and voltage references.

Analog Devices, Inc. acquires Linear Technology: With the combined 80 years of technology excellence, ADI becomes “The Premier Global Analog Technology Company”. This new comprehensive portfolio gives customers an edge by market leading position, innovation, and commitment. 

FII-BD9361 –  Perfectly compatible with AD-FMCOMMS3-EBZ – Code compatible, development tool compatible, performance compatible, Smaller size and more space saving

– AD9361 Software Development Kit using the AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver

The FII-BD9361 is a high-speed analog module designed to showcase the AD9361, a high performance, highly integrated RF transceiver intended for use in RF applications, such as 3G and 4G base station and test equipment applications, and software defined radios. Its program-ability and wide-band capability make it ideal for a broad range of transceiver applications. The device combines an RF front end with a flexible mixed-signal base-band section and integrated frequency synthesizers, simplifying design-in by providing a configurable digital interface to a processor or FPGA.

The AD9361 chip operates in the 70 MHz to 6 GHz range, covering most licensed and unlicensed bands. The chip supports channel bandwidths from less than 200 kHz to 56 MHz by changing sample rate, digital filters, and decimation, which re all programmable within the AD9361 itself.

Features and Benefits

  1. Software tunable across wide frequency range : TX :47 MHz to 6 GHz RX:70 MHz to 6 GHz

  2. Software tunable bandwidth200 kHz to 56 MHz.

  3. Software tunable TX Power and RX Dynamic Range:TX>80dB RX>70dB

  4. Powered up from single standard FMC connector

  5. Supports MIMO radio,2 ways TX and 2 ways RX?Max 4T4R by RF Switches configuration?

  6. Supports FII-7030 and other standard FMC Connector Platform software radio application

  7. TX Power higher, Broadband flatness is better.

ADI Products and technologies

  • Analog Devices products include analog signal processing and digital signal processing technologies.[These technologies include data converters, amplifiers, radio frequency (RF) technologies, embedded processors or digital signal processing (DSP) ICs, power management, and interface products.[
  • Data converters include analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that convert electrical signal representations of real-world analog phenomena, such as light, sound, waveforms, temperature, motion, and pressure into digital signals or data, and back again.
  • Analog Devices ADC and DAC ICs are used in medical systems, scientific instrumentation, wireless and wired communications, radar, industrial process control, audio and video equipment, and other digital-processing-based systems, where an accurate signal conversion is critical. Data converters account for more than 50% of ADI’s revenue. ADI’s companion amplifier ICs provide accurate, high-speed and precise signals for driving data converters and are key for applications such as digital audio, current sensing, and precision instrumentation.[
  • The company’s data converter chips are used by National Instruments in high-precision measurement instrumentation systems.[ Its data converters and amplifiers are also used by scientists and researchers in project “IceCube” – an underground telescope that uses digital optical modules (DOMS) to detect subatomic particles in the South Pole.[
  • Power management products for customers in the industrial, wireless infrastructure and digital camera markets support signal chain design requirements, such as dynamic range, transient performance, and reliability.[
  • Interface products include a broad range of interface IC products offered by the company in product categories such as CAN (controller area network),[ digital isolators,[ level translators, LVDS, mobile I/O expander and keyboard Controller, USB, and RS-232.[
  • Amplifiers includes precision and operational amplifiers,  instrumentation, current sense, differential amplifiers, audio amplifiers, video amplifiers/buffers/filters, variable gain amplifiers, comparators, voltage, other specialty amplifiers and products for special linear functions.
  • Radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) address the RF signal chain and simplify RF system development. The company’s RF portfolio includes TruPwr RMS power detectors and logarithmic amplifiers; PLL and DDS synthesizers; RF prescalers; variable gain amplifiers; ADC drivers, gain blocks, LNAs and other RF amplifiers.[
  • Processors and DSP are programmable signal processing integrated circuits that execute specialized software programs, or algorithms, associated with processing digitized real-time data. Analog Devices Processors and DSPs are the Blackfin,[ SHARC, SigmaDSP, TigerSHARC, ADSP-21xx and Precision Analog Microcontrollers. These make up the company’s embedded processing and DSP portfolio, that are multi-DSP signal processing,[