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Product category: Communications ICs (Wireless)
News Release from: Analog Devices | Subject: AD8376 and AD6655 chipset
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 14 March 2007

Chipset boosts basestation receiver
bandwidth

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Two-chip IF receiver improves the data bandwidth and capacity of next-generation multicarrier wireless basestations compatible with emerging 3G cellular transmission standards.

Analog Devices has introduced a two-chip IF (intermediate frequency) receiver solution that dramatically improves the data bandwidth and capacity of next-generation, multicarrier wireless basestations compatible with emerging 3G cellular transmission standards Analog Devices' dual-channel AD8376 VGA (variable gain amplifier) and AD6655 IF diversity receiver solution replaces 48 discrete components, enabling 3G micro- and picocell basestations with dramatically reduced power consumption and physical volume

Each radio channel can handle up to six carriers.

The new VGA and IF diversity receiver also increase automatic gain-control loop performance by 100x existing options, which improves basestation receiver sensitivity and dynamic range and ensures both weak and strong incoming cellphone call signals are quickly and