New-generation Airfast RF Multi-Chip Modules (MCMs) extend frequency
coverage to 4.0 GHz, leveraging the performance of NXP's latest LDMOS
technology and integration design techniques.
Higher output power than the previous generation supports the deployment of
more powerful 5G mMIMO radios to cover larger urban areas.
Increased efficiency of up to 45% at 2.6 GHz helps reduce the overall
electricity consumption of the 5G network.
The Netherlands, Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:
NXPI) today announced the availability of its 2nd generation of
comprehensive Airfast RF power Multi-Chip Modules (MCMs) designed to support
the evolution of 5G mMIMO active antenna system requirements for cellular base
stations. Focused on accelerating the coverage of 5G, the new all-in-one power
amplifier module family is based on NXP's latest LDMOS technology that offers
higher output power, extended frequency coverage, and higher efficiency—all
within the same footprint as NXP's previous generation of MCMs.
The new AFSC5G26E38 Airfast module is a prime example of the increased
performance delivered in the 2nd generation MCM family. The device delivers
20% more output power compared to the previous generation, addressing the need
for broader 5G coverage per base station tower, without increasing the radio
unit size. It also features a power-added efficiency of 45%, 4 points higher
than the previous generation for an overall reduction in the 5G network
electricity consumption. Highlighting the performance of NXP's latest LDMOS
generation in high frequencies, the new AFSC5G40E38 addresses the 5G C-band
from 3.7 to 4.0 GHz and has recently been selected by
NEC Rakuten Mobile in Japan.
"NXP's latest multi-chip modules provide an efficiency boost resulting from
the latest enhancements to LDMOS and enhanced integration," said
Paul Hart, Executive Vice President and General Manager of
NXP's Radio Power. "Our aggressive drive for integration brings
more features into each module, which means fewer components for our customers
to source, assemble and test. The result is a higher power yet more
cost-effective, compact design. This translates into faster time to market for
our customers and mobile network operators who are tackling the need for 5G
A Comprehensive Multi-Chip Module Portfolio For 5G Expansion
NXP's RF power
Multi-Chip Modules include LDMOS ICs, paired with an integrated Doherty
splitter and combiner and a 50-ohm in/out matching. This high level of
integration removes RF complexities and eliminates multiple prototype passes,
while the reduction of component count helps improve yields and decrease
qualification cycle time. The 2nd generation complements the
initial series released last year, extending the frequency and power levels.
Both generations share the same pin-out format to enable RF designers to
quickly scale from one design to another, reducing overall development time.
The 2nd generation of Airfast MCMs is comprised of
5G Integrated Solutions
covering 5G frequency bands from 2.3 to 4.0 GHz, from 37 to 39 dBm average
output power. The devices are qualified now and will be supported by NXP's
new RF Circuit Collection, a digital library of RF power reference circuits.
NXP's 5G Access Edge Portfolio
antenna-to-processor, NXP offers a robust portfolio of technologies for
powering the 5G Access Edge that delivers best-of-class performance and
security for infrastructure, industrial, and automotive applications.This
includes the company's Airfast family of RF power solutions and its Layerscape
family of programmable baseband processors for wireless data links, fixed
wireless access, and small cell devices. To learn more, visit
5G Access Edge Technologies.
NXP Extends its Leadership in 5G Infrastructure with 2nd Generation RF
Multi-Chip Modules That Amp Up Frequency, Power and Efficiency
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