The design is for a small cell base station development platform. It provides two real receive paths, two complex transmit paths, and a shared real feedback path. This design has macro basestation performance, but with small cell base station footprint. The current design handles up to 20MHz of bandwidth.
This is a wideband complex-receiver reference design and evaluation platform that is ideally suited for use as a feedback receiver for transmitter digital predistortion. The EVM signal chain is ideal for high intermediate-frequency (IF) complex-feedback applications and contains a complex demodulator, TI's LMH6521 dual-channel DVGA and ADS5402 12-bit 800-MSPS dual-channel ADC. By modifying the onboard filter components, the signal chain is configurable for a variety of frequency plans. The EVM also includes TIs LMK04808 dual-PLL clock jitter cleaner and generator to provide an onboard low-noise clocking solution. The LMH6521 DVGA gain is controlled through the GUI or alternatively through the high speed connector with an FPGA.