Wide Bandwidth, Low Power Quad-RF Transceivers for 5G Wireless Infrastructure

MaxLinear has released its next-generation of Quad-RF transceiver solutions for Radio Access Networks (RAN). Based on MaxLinear’s innovative RF architecture and CMOS process capabilities, the MxL1500 and MxL1600 are new industry-leading transceiver platforms that enable base station designers to simplify and accelerate their development of next-generation radios. As single-chip Quad-RF transceivers, the MxL1500 and MxL1600 deliver the highest system integration, widest bandwidth, highest performance and broadest system flexibility on the market. Coupled with ultra-low power consumption, they are the new class-leaders in wireless infrastructure radios.

Key benefits of the MxL1500 and MxL1600 include:

  • Highest system integration of 4 transmitters, 4 receivers and up to 2 feedback receivers in a single device
  • Widest signal bandwidth of up to 400MHz, twice that of previous generation solutions
  • Lowest power consumption, up to 50% lower than competitive offerings
  • First single-chip Quad-RF transceivers to support all RAN air interface standards from 2G to 5G including MC-GSM
  • First Quad-RF transceivers to support the new JESD204C system interface, enabling more efficient and lower cost system interconnect

The MxL1500 transceiver family is the lowest power solution optimized for Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) active antenna system (AAS) applications. It supports 3G/4G/5G air interface performance for signal bandwidths up to 200 MHz. The MxL1600 family further extends this performance to support air interfaces from 2G to 5G with signal bandwidths up to 400 MHz, delivering the most highly integrated and lowest power solution for multi-band Multi-Standard Radios (MSR). The MxL1500 and MxL1600 transceiver families are pin and software compatible so product design teams can quickly and efficiently leverage their development investment across all their RAN product platforms.

The MxL1500 and MxL1600 will be sampling to early-engagement customers in 2Q19. MaxLinear is conducting briefings on its next-generation Wireless Access and Backhaul solutions at MaxLinear’s booth at Mobile World Congress 2019.