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Infineon Ramps Production of Chipsets for Millimeter Wave Backhaul

Tue, 10/15/2013 - 5:08pm
WDD Staff

Infineon Technologies (Neubiberg, Germany) has started the production of its BGTx0 chipsets for wireless backhaul communication systems. The transceiver family provides a complete radio frequency (RF) front-end for wireless communication in 57-64 GHz, 71-76 GHz, or 81-86 GHz millimeter wave bands. Paired with a baseband/modem, the system solution:

  • Requires less space.
  • Offers improved reliability and lower cost for the critical wireless backhaul links needed in mobile base stations that support LTE/4G networks.
  • simplifies system design and production logistics by replacing more than 10 discrete devices by a single device.
  • Helps to reduce operating expenses in high data rate millimeter wave infrastructures.

The lead customer Sub10 Systems is currently qualifying BGT70 and BGT80 E-band transceivers for an FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) system. The targeted system supports a data rate of more than 1 Gbit/s with link distances of about 2.5 kilometers.

Each mobile communication standard uses specific frequency bands to transport data. Current standards operate below 43 GHz, known as microwaves. As future standards – like latest LTE/4G – will require more capacity and higher data rates, public authorities have released V- and E-band using millimeter waves. Network operators are expected to invest heavily in small cell infrastructures in the years ahead in order to provide mobile phone users with high speed internet and full network coverage.

For more information, please visit www.infineon.com

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