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# of TX/RX 8T8R # of DUCs/TX 1 # of DDCs/RX 1 Data rate (MSPS) 983.04 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Applications Wireless infrastructure open-in-new Find other RF-sampling transceivers

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FCBGA (ABJ) 400 289 mm² 17 x 17 FCBGA (ABJ) 400 open-in-new Find other RF-sampling transceivers


  • Octal RF sampling 12-GSPS transmit DACs
  • Octal RF sampling 4-GSPS receive ADCs
  • Maximum RF signal bandwidth:
    • TX/FB: 800 MHz.
    • RX: 400 MHz
  • RF frequency range: up to 6GHz
  • Digital Step Attenuators (DSA):
    • TX: 40-dB range, 1-dB analog and 0.125-dB digital steps
    • RX/FB: 31/25-dB range, 1-dB step
  • Single DUC/DDC per chain
  • Dual NCO’s per chain 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
    • 8 SerDes transceivers up to 32.5 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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The AFE8092 is a high performance, wide bandwidth multi-channel transceiver, integrating eight RF sampling transmitter chains, eight RF sampling receiver chains and two separate RF front end for the 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 makes the AFE8092 devices suitable for multi-band 4G and 5G base stations.

Each receiver chain includes a 31dB range DSA (Digital Step Attenuator), followed by a 4-GSPS ADC (analog-to-digital converter). Each receiver channel has analog peak power detectors and digital peak and power detectors to assist an external or internal autonomous automatic gain controller, and RF overload detectors for device reliability protection. The digital down converters (DDC) provides up to 400MHz of combined signal BW. In TDD mode, the receiver channel can be configured to dynamically switching between 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 digital up converters (DUCs) supporting up to 800MHz 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 Nyquist operation. The DAC output includes a variable gain amplifier (TX DSA) with 40 dB range and 1dB analog and 0.125dB digital steps.

The feedback path includes a 25-dB range DSA driving a 4-GSPS RF sampling ADC, shared with receiver chain, followed by a DDC with up to 800 MHz bandwidth.

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* Data sheet AFE8092 Octal-Channel RF Transceiver with Feedback Paths datasheet May 14, 2021
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The AFE8092 evaluation module (EVM) is an RF-sampling transceiver platform that can be simultaneously configured to support up to eight-transmit eight-receive plus two-feedback (8T8R + 2FB) channels. AFE8092EVM evaluates the AFE8092, which belongs to a family of octal-channel, RF-sampling, analog (...)

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  • Supports JESD204B/C for synchronization and compatibility
  • Includes efficient power-management solution
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The TSW14J58 evaluation module (EVM) is a next-generation data capture card used to evaluate the performance of the TI JESD204B/C family of high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), high-speed digital-to-analog converters (DACs), and analog front ends (AFEs).

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  • Quickly evaluate JESD204B and JESD204C ADC, DAC or AFE performance using DATACONVERTERPRO-SW
  • Direct connection to all TI JESD204B and JESD204C EVMs using an FPGA mezzanine card (FMC+) standard connector (backwards compatible to FMC-equipped EVMs)
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