I have certain experience with direct conversion systems. Looking at 802.11ax requirements, particularly 5.925-7.125 GHz frequency band I have a feeling making discrete receiver based on either direct conversion or IF structure might be prohibitively complex, so we are looking for kind of integrated solution, relieving such a challenges. Direct conversion transceivers like ADRV9009 is what I roughly understand, however, their frequency range definitely won't cover above 6GHz. This we we came to AD9082, however, I can't say I truly understand its RF sampling technique. I am under impression that sampling with at most 6GSps we can't digitize signal from mentioned 5.925-7.125 GHz frequency band.
Could you please point me to proper reading so I could better understand this chip operation principle.