Infineon Technologies has introduced a transceiver family that simplifies system design and production logistics by replacing more than 10 discrete devices. Because of their low power consumption the single-chip high-integration transceivers help to reduce fixed expenses in high-data-rate millimeter-wave wireless backhaul communications systems. The transceivers address the market for wireless data links with data rates of more than 1 Gbps between LTE/4G base stations and core networks.
Devices in the BGTx0 product family come in a standard plastic package and replace more than 10 discrete devices used in current system designs with one single chip. The customers’ assembly process is simplified dramatically because they can continue to use a standard SMT assembly flow. The product family also 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.
“The V- and E-band microwave frequencies available for LTE/4G backhaul support data rates three times higher than in earlier generation networks,” said Philipp von Schierstaedt, vice president and general manager of business line RF and protection devices at Infineon Technologies. “Correspondingly, they need superior RF performance to meet operating requirements.” said “With this new transceiver family, Infineon leverages its process technology and RF design leadership to help system designers reduce complexity, simplify their production logistics, and ultimately improve quality and field reliability of their backhaul connectivity solutions.”