RF Subsystem Reduces Space, Cost and Design Time
Tue, 09/16/2008 - 12:53pm
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. unveils its highly integrated RF subsystem for GSM, GPRS and EDGE femtocell base stations and cellular repeaters. The RF subsystem supports femtocell base station and cellular repeaters in GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800 and PCS1900 frequency bands. This dual-chip RF subsystem also provides optimal linearity, blocker performance, dynamic range and output power required by cellular operators, carriers and equipment manufacturers using femtocell base stations and cellular repeaters globally. Femtocells, or small cellular home base stations designed for residential and small business environments, provide enhanced indoor cellular coverage, and they increase overall network capacity, while lowering backhaul costs and capital expenditure. The cellular repeaters extend services in poor coverage areas by amplifying both transmit and receive signals. In addition, the repeaters reduce problems with signal fades and dropped calls while improving voice quality, service range and access.