CML Micro shifts focus to 5G RF infrastructure

CML Micro shifts focus to 5G RF infrastructure

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By Nick Flaherty

UK chip designer CML Micro is expanding its technology offering to cover higher frequency 5G RF applications in mmWave infrastructure.

“We plan to continue expanding our microwave device capability for the rapidly-growing 5G mmWave, wireless infrastructure and Ka-band satcom markets, while consolidating our position as a trusted supplier of devices into our traditional RF and wireless communications markets that include maritime, smart meters, RFID, IoT and asset tracking,” said Mark McCabe, Managing Director at CML Micro (above)

“By pushing the boundaries of our technology towards higher frequencies and bandwidths, we look forward to developing exciting new partnerships as well as continuing to serve our traditional core markets,” he said. 

CML is developing more advanced RF, microwave and mmWave devices centred around its SµRF product range of GaAs and GaN-based devices. 

“Building on our years of experience in baseband and RF components for professional wireless and critical communications applications, we have recently acquired capabilities to extend our innovation into microwave and mmWave devices, including PAs, LNAs and gain blocks up to 100 GHz. Our eventual target is to reach new markets including security and defence,” said Ion Furtuna, Senior Vice President for Sales and Business Development in the Americas at CML Micro, which is exhibiting at the International Microwave Symposium in San Diego next week.

“Our booth at this year’s IMS will unveil a change of branding that represents much more than a simple refresh of our image,” said Furtuna. 

CML Micro products on show at IMS include the MX90B701 and CMX90B702 low-current low-noise gain blocks for the 17 – 23 GHz and 23 – 29.5 GHz bands respectively. Both devices have an ultra-low current consumption of 10 mA with a typical P1dB output figure of +7.5 dBm, an IP3 output of +17.5 dBm and a noise figure of 4 dB. The devices are housed in a low-cost 3 mm x 3 mm QFN package, and are fully matched to 50 Ω.


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