The microwave radio front-end is a typical radio set-up for systems such as point-to-point and multi-point radios. It is also very similar to the radio in car radar applications. An RF input goes to a mixer where the RF signal is mixed with an LO frequency to bring it down to an IF signal of around 3 GHz.
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