Marvell and Analog Devices Collaborate to Develop 5G Base-Station Solutions

Marvell and Analog Devices (ADI) are working together to develop fully optimized solutions for 5G base stations. The companies will offer fully integrated 5G digital front-end (DFE) ASIC solutions with tightly coupled RF transceivers and will collaborate to develop next-generation Radio Unit (RU) solutions including baseband and RF technology optimized for a diverse set of functional splits and architectures. Marvell's leadership in baseband, digital ASIC and transport processors combined with ADI's RF transceiver technology will create an industry-leading architecture for 5G OEMs looking to accelerate time-to-market.

The increased complexity of 5G RUs is driven both by massive MIMO deployments and mm-Wave spectrum requirements present unique challenges to RF and radio network designs. Optimized partitioning of RF and mixed-signal technology with both digital ASIC and baseband silicon will be necessary to achieve the low power, size and cost requirements for 5G. The combination of Marvell and ADI's best-in-class technologies enables highly optimized RU designs enabling both standard and customized implementations.

Analog Devices is looking forward to this collaboration with Marvell to optimize the 5G RF and digital chain for the benefit of their common customers. The solutions, it is developing in conjunction with Marvell will allow its customers to build highly optimized, high-performance products for this dynamic market.