Wideband 18GHz RF and Microwave Synthesizer for 5G and Broadband Wireless Applications

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ByDinesh Kumar 0

8V97003 Wideband mmWave Synthesizer

The Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced a next-generation wideband mmWave synthesizer to meet the customers’ demanding frequency range, phase noise, and output power requirement. The flagship 8V97003 has been designed with the industry’s high performance and unique features for 5G and broadband wireless applications.

The 8V97003 delivers the industry’s best combination of the wide frequency range (171.875 MHz to 18 GHz), ultra-low output phase noise (-60.6dBc at 20 kHz to 100 MHz at 6 GHz) and high output power over its entire frequency range. Because of the wide frequency range, customers can use a single 8V97003 in place of multiple synthesizer modules, this reduces the solution footprint cost. As the output power is high, there is no need for external drivers, this further reduces complexity and overall power consumption without compromising performances.

The ultra low output phase noise makes it the best choice for 5G and other wireless applications as the device delivers superior system-level signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and error vector magnitude (EVM). As a reference clock for high-speed data converters, 8V97003 maximizes system performance by improving SNR and spurious-free-dynamic-range (SFDR).

The 8V97003 device is ideal as a local oscillator (LO) for mmWave and beamforming, or a precision reference clock for a high-speed data converter in numerous applications such as test and measurements, optical networking, and data acquisition. They can also be a good fit for the emerging applications above the 6 GHz carrier frequency, including broadband wireless, microwave backhaul, and 5G radios.

Mass production quantities of the 8V97003 are available now in a 7mm x 7mm, 48-lead VFQFPN package. For more information, check out the product page of 8V97003 from Renesas.

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