Highly integrated 5G NR mmWave RFICs and RF modules for all bands

Highly integrated 5G NR mmWave RFICs and RF modules for all bands

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Sivers Semiconductors AB as launched new highly integrated, state-of-art 5G NR RFICs, the TRB02801 and TRB03901, together with very high-powered RFIC and antenna RF modules, the BFM02801 and BFM03901, covering all licensed 5G mmWave bands.

These RFICs support the full frequency range from 24.25 to 43.5 GHz with speeds up to 5 Gbit/s. The unique level of integration enables support for different markets and frequency bands using the same family of hardware.

The TRB02801 (24.25-29.5 GHz) and TRB03901 (37.0-43.5 GHz) cover five of the Frequency Range 2 (FR2) bands n257, n258, n259, n260, n261. These chips are the first 32 channel beamforming transceiver RFICs, with support for vertical and horizontal polarization as well as both Zero-IF and IF baseband interface, which match any type of product architecture and can easily be integrated with any 5G mmWave modem to differentiate products. Several RFICs may be tiled together in bigger arrays for even longer reach and higher performance.

“Sivers Semiconductors is pushing ahead with even more 5G innovations. These groundbreaking RFICs bring many world-first technology advancements to the market and will improve and speed up all licensed mmWave 5G rollouts. A fully integrated RFIC offers the need for a lot fewer components, which mean less cost and higher quality. These are critical parameters when designing for example Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) or small cell base stations,” said Anders Storm, CEO of Sivers Semiconductors.

By combining the unmatched performance of the RFICs with innovative antenna module design, designers get the best possible performance required for large deployments of licensed 5G mmWave networks. By means of autonomous calibration routines and simple baseband interfaces engineers are able to minimize the time and complexity in their designs. With a fully integrated RF module the RF design of a product will be very small, which will minimize the total cost of ownership of such products.

Anders Storm continues: “Small form factor combined with great performance will be key going forward addressing various applications, such as Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), Radio Access Networks (RAN) and the Open RAN (O-RAN). These modules are setting the scene for 5G-NR and removes the headache from developing millimeter wave transceivers as they shorten the time to market, improve product quality and enable true product differentiation.”

With consistent RF performance also for the highest data rates with electronic beam steering in one single module, product deployments are enabled in the most diverse applications.

The modules will be available for production samples in Q3/Q4 2022 and for engineering samples in Q4 2021 as part of the Early Access Program.


Further reading

60 GHz technology enables rapid build FWA network
Real-world tests show 5G mmWave 16x faster than sub-6-GHz
Baicells innovates EPC/5GC for fixed-wireless LTE base stations
Ericsson and Qualcomm achieve first 5G NR call on CBRS spectrum
Test cases certified for 5G NR mmWave devices in Standalone Mode

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