MaxLinear and RFHIC have announced a collaboration to deliver a production-ready 400 MHz Power Amplifier (PA) solution for 5G Macrocell radios, using MaxLinear MaxLIN™ Digital Predistortion (DPD) and Crest Factor Reduction (CFR) technologies to optimize the performance of RFHIC’s latest ID-400W series GaN RF Transistors.
Combining RFHIC’s state-of-the-art dual-reverse GaN RF transistor ID41411DR with MaxLIN DPD and making it available as a pre-verified solution will allow Radio Access Network (RAN) product developers to rapidly deliver ultra-wideband 400 MHz Macro PAs for all global 5G mid-band deployments with low emissions and high power efficiency.
“As 5G deployments continue to grow worldwide, network providers need to scale their coverage in a fast and cost-efficient manner,” said Samuel Cho, Founder and CTO of RFHIC. “We can deliver COTS and customizable solutions in a fraction of the time due to our one-stop GaN solution process. This process allows our customers to design and build their products more efficiently and get to market faster.”
“Mobile operators need new disruptive 5G radio innovations that can dramatically reduce power consumption, tower space, and cost while simultaneously delivering much higher capacity,” said Brendan Walsh, MaxLinear’s Vice President, Wireless Infrastructure. “The new ultra-wideband radios enabled by MaxLIN with RFHIC RF transistors deliver on this challenge by allowing multiple new 5G radio bands to be supported efficiently in a single Radio Unit (RU).”
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