Analog Devices Inc. ADF7030-1 Low-Power RF Transceivers

Analog Devices ADF7030-1 Low-Power RF Transceivers deliver highly robust RF performance at very low power in a sub-GHz range. The fully integrated ADF7030-1 radio transceivers include a low intermediate frequency (IF) receiver that is highly configurable and supports a 2.6-738kHZ range of receiver channel bandwidths. This wide range of receiver channel bandwidths enables ADF7030-1 transceivers to support ultra-narrow, narrow, and wideband channel spacing.

ADF7030-1's two independent PAs support output power ranges of -20dBm to 13dBm and -20dBm to 13dBm. The PA's automatic power ramp control limits spectral splatter.

The transceiver's on-chip ARM® Cortex®-M0 processor provides radio control, radio calibration, and packet management. The Cortex-M0 eases the host processor's processing burden by integrating the lower layers of a typical communication protocol stack. The ADF7030-1 transceivers allow more reliable wireless radio connections with fewer retries and packet losses. The devices also enable longer battery lifetimes.

Low-Power Operation
ADF7030-1 Transceivers are designed for applications requiring a wide range, highly reliable network performance, and long battery life. Operating from a 2.2-3.6V power supply range, the ADF7030-1 transceivers exhibit very low power consumption in Tx and Rx modes. The ultra-low-power sleep mode uses a typical 10nA current and retains the configuration memory. After wake-up, the devices operate autonomously. The autonomous operation allows packet sniffing, carrier sense, and packet reception when the host processor is in sleep mode. This autonomous operation reduces overall system current consumption.

ADF7030-1 Transceivers are ideal for applications operating in the ISM, SRD, and licensed frequency bands at 169.4-169.6MHz, 426-470MHz, and 863-960MHz. ADF7030-1 offers extensive support for standards-based protocols, such as IEEE802.15.4g while providing the flexibility to support a vast range of proprietary protocols.


  • Radiofrequency (RF) ranges
    • 169.4MHz to 169.6MHz
    • 426MHz to 470MHz
    • 863MHz to 960MHz
  • Data rates
    • 2FSK/2GFSK: 0.1kbps to 300kbps
    • 4FSK/4GFSK: 1kbps to 360 kbps (transmit only)
  • Dual power amplifiers (PAs)
  • Programmable receiver channel bandwidth (BW) from 2.6kHz to 738kHz
  • Receiver (Rx) performance
    • Up to 102dB blocking at ±20MHz offset
    • Up to 66dB adjacent channel rejection
    • -134.3dBm sensitivity at 0.1kbps
    • -121.2dBm sensitivity at 2.4kbps
  • Transmitter (Tx) performance
    • -20dBm to +17dBm range with 0.1dB step resolution
    • Very low output power variation vs. temperature and supply
  • Low active current
    • 50mA Tx current at 17dBm
    • 21.2mA Rx current at 12.5kbps
  • Ultra-low sleep current
    • 10nA with memory retained
    • Autonomous smart wake modes
  • Host microprocessor interface
    • Easy-to-use programming serial peripheral interface (SPI)
    • Configurable 8-bit general-purpose input/output (GPIO) bus
  • On-chip ARM Cortex-M0 processor for
    • Radio control and calibration
    • Packet management
    • Clear channel assessment (CCA)
  • IEEE802.15.4g support
    • Frame format
    • Data whitening
    • Dual-sync word detection
    • Forward error correction (FEC) and interleaving
  • Suitable for systems targeting compliance with
    • ETSI EN 300 220-1
    • EN 54-25, EN 13757-4
    • FCC Part 15, Part 22, Part 24, Part 90, and Part 101
    • ARIB STD-T30, STD-T67, STD-T108, STD-T96


  • IEEE 802.15.4g (MR-FSK PHY)
  • Wireless M-Bus (EN 13757-4)
  • Smart metering
  • Security and building automation
  • Active tag asset tracking
  • Industrial control
  • Wireless sensor networks (WSNs)


Functional Block Diagram

Block Diagram - Analog Devices Inc. ADF7030-1 Low-Power RF Transceivers
Publicado: 2016-10-07 | Atualizado: 2022-03-11