Marvell And Analog Devices Team Up To Deliver Highly Integrated 5G Radio Solutions

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  • The companies will offer fully integrated 5G digital front-end (DFE) ASIC solutions with tightly coupled RF transceivers
  • It has become necessary to optimise partitioning of RF and mixed signal technology with both digital ASIC and baseband silicon

Marvell and Analog Devices have joined hands to use Marvell’s 5G digital platform and Analog’s wideband RF transceiver technology to deliver fully optimized solutions for 5G base stations. As a part of the collaboration, the companies will offer fully integrated 5G digital front-end (DFE) ASIC solutions with tightly coupled RF transceivers. They will also work together to develop next-generation Radio Unit (RU) solutions including baseband and RF technology optimized for a set of functional splits and architectures.

Matt Murphy, president and CEO of Marvell said, “Marvell is pleased to collaborate with ADI in addressing a significant opportunity in the next wave of 5G network architectures. Marvell’s leadership in baseband, digital ASIC and transport processors combined with ADI’s RF transceiver technology creates an industry-leading architecture for 5G OEMs looking to accelerate time-to-market.”

Digital ASIC and baseband silicon

The increased complexity of 5G RUs caused by both by massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) deployments and mmWave spectrum requirements present challenges to RF and radio network designs. It will be necessary to optimise partitioning of RF and mixed-signal technology with both digital ASIC and baseband silicon.

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Vincent Roche, president, and CEO of Analog Devices said, “ADI has consistently been at the forefront of cellular radio technology. We see tremendous opportunity in our collaboration with Marvell to optimize the 5G RF and digital chain for the benefit of our common customers. The solutions we are developing in conjunction with Marvell will allow our customers to build highly optimized, high-performance products for this dynamic market.”

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