The AD-FMCOMMS2-EBZ is a high-speed analog module designed to showcase the AD9361, a high performance, highly integrated RF agile transceiver intended for use in RF applications, such as 3G and 4G base station applications and software defined radios. Its programmability and wideband capability make it ideal for a broad range of transceiver applications. The device combines an RF front end with a flexible mixed-signal baseband section and integrated frequency synthesizers, simplifying design-in by providing a configurable digital interface to a processor or FPGA. The AD9361 chip operates in the 70MHz to 6GHz range, covering most licensed and unlicensed bands. The board, due to discrete external components may have less performance on some of the RF input/output connectors (for example - be specifically tuned to 2.4GHz). It supports channel bandwidths from less than 200kHz to 56MHz by both changing sample rate, and by changing digital filters, and decimation inside the AD9361 itself.
The AD-FMCOMMS2-EBZ board, in simple terms, is just the AD9361 in a 2 x 2 RF configuration. Hence the features and capabilities of the device extends to the board. The board is fully customizable by software without any hardware changes, providing options for GPS or IEEE 1588 Synchronization, and MIMO configurations.