Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced a 16-channel, mixed-signal front-end (MxFE) digitizer for aerospace and defence applications, including phased array radars, electronic warfare, and ground-based SATCOM (satellite communications). The new digitizer includes four AD9081 or four AD9082 software-defined, direct RF sampling transceivers. It is designed to accelerate customer development by providing reference RF signal chains, software architectures, power supply designs, and application example code. ADI also introduced a digitizing card to complement the platform and facilitate system-level calibration algorithms and demonstration of power-up phase determinism.

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ADQUADMXFE1EBZ 16-Channel, Mixed-Signal Front-End Digitizer Key Features:
• 16x RF receive (Rx) channels (32x digital Rx channels)
• 16x RF transmit (Tx) channels (32x digital Tx channels)
• Provided application-specific examples in MATLAB® application scripts and a GUI
• Flexible clock distribution
ADQUADMXFE-CAL Digitizing Card Key Features:
• Provides both individual adjacent channel loopback and combined channel loopback options
• Combined Tx and Rx channels output via SMA connectors
• On-board log power detectors with AD5592R digitization