24–44 GHz Frequency Converter


Improve your time-to-market with this Richardson RFPD Design Accelerator.

The module is designed to interface directly with software-defined radios, such as those commonly implemented using Analog Devices’ Mixed-Signal Front-Ends (MxFE evaluation kits available here and here), or similar software defined radio, to obtain a complete mmWave system.

Up to four modules can be combined in parallel to create complex MIMO applications.

About RadioThorium

IF and IQ baseband input/output, TDD and FDD modes, internal and external LO reference.

Control is provided via either SPI or USB interfaces. The interfaces can be cascaded (in series, up to 4 units) to support a single, external controller.

Eliminates the need for multiple controllers and simplifies timing and synchronization between units.

Instantaneous bandwidths up to 1.6 GHz (4T4R config) and higher.

Stacking up to 4 RadioThorium modules is ideal for phased array applications.

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RadioThorium Applications

Additional RadioThorium Features

RadioThorium Live Demo from IMS2022

RadioThorium Live Demo from IMS2022

Ruben Zarrabi from Richardson RFPD and Bernie Gobeil from SignalCraft Technologies discuss a new family of high-performance frequency converters covering 24 to 44 GHz.
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White Paper: RF System Design Accelerators

White Paper: RF System Design Accelerators

Learn how Design Accelerators reduce design time, how different accelerator boards serve different development needs, and the range of integration levels available.
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On-Demand Webinar: RadioThorium

On-Demand Webinar: RadioThorium

Learn more about this 24–44 GHz Frequency Converter in this on-demand webinar, featuring design engineers from Richardson RFPD and Signal Craft Technologies.
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