LO Architecture Technology
RFDomus announces its patent-pending Q-MAX technology. The technology is based on an innovative local oscillator (LO) architecture that enables an reduction in power consumption when compared to conventional LO implementations. Designed for simplifying the integration of the LO block with other radio blocks in advanced CMOS and SiGe processes, Q-MAX technology provides the flexibility needed for inclusion in complete single-chip RF transceivers for multiple wireless applications, including GPS, cellular phones, Bluetooth, Wireless LAN (WLAN), and Ultra-Wideband (UWB). Leading-edge SiGe and RF-CMOS processes project a roadmap of increasingly high Q factor inductors, based on continuing advances in metallization, and eventually RF-MEMS.