AFE7921 4TX/4RX/2FB RF-sampling transceiver with single-band DUC/DDC and 2 feedback paths | TI.com

AFE7921
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4TX/4RX/2FB RF-sampling transceiver with single-band DUC/DDC and 2 feedback paths

 

More information and sample availability

See the full data sheet and other design resources for the commercial wireless-specific AFE7921. Request now

Production samples are available for the single-band TDD part (AFE7989IABJ). Order now

For all other applications, see our general-purpose RF-sampling AFEs.

Description

The AFE79xx is a family of high performance, wide bandwidth multi-channel transceivers, integrating four RF sampling transmitter chains, four RF sampling receiver chains and up to two RF sampling digitizing auxiliary chains (feedback paths). The high dynamic range of the transmitter and receiver chains allows generating and receiving 3G, 4G and 5G signals for wireless base stations, while the wide bandwidth capability of the AFE79xx devices is designed for multi-band 4G and 5G base stations.

Each receiver chain includes a 25-dB range DSA (Digital Step Attenuator), followed by a 3-GSPS ADC (analog-to-digital converter). Each receiver channel has an analog peak power detector and various digital power detectors to assist an external or internal autonomous automatic gain controller, and RF overload detectors for device reliability protection. The single or dual digital down converters (DDC) provide up to 600MHz of combined signal BW. In TDD mode, the receiver channel can be configured to dynamically switch between the traffic receiver (TDD RX) and wideband feedback receiver (TDD FB), with the capability of re-using the same analog input for both purposes.

Each transmitter chain includes a single or dual digital up converters (DUCs) supporting up to 1200-MHz combined signal bandwidth. The output of the DUCs drives a 12-GSPS DAC (digital to analog converter) with a mixed mode output option to enhance 2nd or 3rd Nyquist operation. The DAC output includes a variable gain amplifier (TX DSA) with 40-dB range and 1-dB analog and 0.125-dB digital steps.

The feedback path includes an 25-dB range DSA driving a 3-GSPS RF sampling ADC, followed by a DDC with up to 1200-MHz bandwidth.

Features

  • Quad RF sampling 12-GSPS transmit DACs
  • Quad RF sampling 3-GSPS receive ADCs
  • Dual RF sampling 3-GSPS feedback ADCs (AFE792x only)
  • Maximum RF signal bandwidth:
  • Digital Step Attenuators (DSA):
    • TX: 28 dB range, 1-dB analog and 0.125-dB digital steps
    • RX: 25 dB range, 0.5-dB steps
    • FB: 25 dB range, 0.5-dB steps
  • Single or dual-band DUC/DDCs (AFE7920/88 only) for TX and RX
  • Dual NCOs for fast frequency switching
  • Supports TDD operation with fast switching between TX and RX
  • Internal PLL/VCO to generate DAC/ADC clocks
  • Optional external CLK at DAC or ADC rate
  • SerDes data interface:
    • JESD204B and JESD204C compliant
    • 8 SerDes transceivers up to 29.5 Gbps
    • 8b/10b and 64b/66b encoding
    • 12-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit resolution
    • Subclass 1 multi-device synchronization
  • Package: 17-mm × 17-mm FCBGA, 0.8-mm Pitch

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Parametrics

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Part number Order # of TX/RX # of DUCs/TX # of DDCs/RX Data rate (MSPS) Operating temperature range (C) Package Group Package size: mm2:W x L (PKG) Approx. price (US$)
AFE7921 Order now 4T/4R/2F     1     1     491.52     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)      
AFE7681 Samples not available 4T2R     1     1     750     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)     2020.00 | 1ku    
AFE7683 Samples not available 2T4R     1     1     750     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)     1778.44 | 1ku    
AFE7684 Samples not available 2T4R     2     2     1500     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)     2019.95 | 1ku    
AFE7685 Samples not available 4T4R     1     1     750     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)     1976.04 | 1ku    
AFE7686 Samples not available 4T4R     2     2     1500     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)     2195.60 | 100u    
AFE7769 Samples not available 4T4R2F         737     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)     572.04 | 1ku    
AFE7799 Samples not available 4T4R2F         737     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)     572.04 | 1ku    
AFE7920 Samples not available 4T/4X/2F     2     2     1474.56     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)      
AFE7988 Samples not available 4T/4R     2     2     1474.56     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)      
AFE7989 Samples not available 4T/4R     1     1     491.52     -40 to 85     FCBGA | 400     400FCBGA: 289 mm2: 17 x 17 (FCBGA | 400)     1778.48 | 1ku