The continued explosive growth of advanced electronics in applications everywhere also is driving growth and development in the needed telecommunications industry and infrastructure. Products and services are becoming increasingly data-intensive, from video streaming to over-the-air product software updates.
The latest wireless chips, which implement multiple generations of fixed and mobile network technologies, have evolved and subsequently been created and deployed to meet the demand for greater throughput and bandwidth management.
Modern mobile networks tend to focus on using higher radio frequencies to achieve more bandwidth. For example, migrating from 3G networks operating in the 900-MHz and 2.1-GHz bands, to 4G networks working at frequencies of up to 2.5 GHz, to 5G networks that are pushing into the 28- and 39-GHz bands.
Addressing Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) deployments, 5G and Wi-Fi infrastructure backhauling, and next-gen IoT devices, highly integrated chip-based solutions ease the design process, enabling things like on-chip calibration and customization for specific applications.
The latest RFICs and MMICs have been rising to the challenge, providing greater functionality and integration at higher frequencies, as bare die or in packages. Active RFICs and MMICs perform advanced functions in next-generation systems, addressing data conversion, frequency conversion and mixing, signal switching and generation, and amplification. Passive MMICs perform functions like attenuation, coupling, and filtering, and multiple-function MMICs can do what once needed complex solutions with separate components.
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