Xilinx Unveils Architectural Breakthrough for 5G with RF-Class Analog Technology

SAN JOSE, CA --- Xilinx, Inc. introduces a disruptive integration and architectural breakthrough for 5G wireless with the infusion of RF-class analog technology into its 16nm All Programmable MPSoCs. Xilinx's new All Programmable RFSoCs eliminate discrete data converters, providing 50-75% power and footprint reduction for 5G massive-MIMO and millimeter wave wireless backhaul applications.

Large scale 2D antenna array systems will be key to the increase in spectral efficiency and network densification needed for 5G. Manufacturers must find new ways to meet stringent requirements for commercial deployment. With the integration of high performance ADCs and DACs in an All Programmable SoC, radio and wireless backhaul units can now meet previously unattainable power and form factor requirements, while increasing channel density. Additionally, RFSoC devices allow manufacturers to streamline design and development cycles to meet 5G deployment timelines.

The integrated 16nm-based RF data conversion technology includes:
•Direct RF sampling for simplified analog design, greater accuracy, smaller form factor, and lower power
•12-bit ADCs at up to 4GSPS, high channel count, with digital down-conversion
•14-bit DACs at up to 6.4GSPS, high channel count, with digital up conversion

To learn more, visit http://www.xilinx.com/rfsoc
 

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