Expanded RF portfolio covers complete signal chain for macro base stations

25-01-2021 | Renesas | Subs & Systems

Renesas Electronics Corporation has strengthened its RF portfolio for traditional macro base transceiver stations with four new high-reliability, high-performance devices, providing customers access to a full RF signal chain solution. This expansion incorporates what is claimed to be the industry’s first quad-channel F4482/1 TX VGA and the F011x family of dual-channel first-stage LNA. The new device set also incorporates the F1471 RF driver amplifier – the first high-power pre-driver with P1dB of over 1/2W – and the F2934 RF switch with higher isolation in a smaller unit for digital pre-distortion feedback path.

The expanded RF lineup provides the flexibility, high performance, high reliability, and smaller form factor needed by 5G Macro BTS systems. These new RF devices function well across a broad array of environmental conditions and frequency bandwidths. They include the company’s Smart Silicon innovations, which allow smaller footprints for a given function – an important advantage for the considerable number of antenna paths needed for each system.

“As the 5G transition picks up speed, we have upgraded our Macro BTS portfolio of receive and transmit chain components with higher performance and higher integration,” said Naveen Yanduru, vice president of RF Communications, Industrial and Communications Business Division at Renesas. “We continue to bring new circuit design advancements to the market and are excited to introduce these new devices to address the complete RF signal chain and enable customers to be 5G ready as they bring their next-generation Macro BTS systems to market.”

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