Freescale Semiconductor, a leading supplier of high-power radio frequency (RF) power transistors, has introduced six new Airfast RF power solutions designed specifically for TD-LTE base stations at the 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands. Their high throughput capacity and ability to support a large number of simultaneous users makes the 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands suitable for LTE deployments worldwide.
Late last year, the Chinese government announced it will allocate 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands for the deployment and application of TD-LTE technology, introducing significant growth opportunities.
The newest Freescale Airfast transistors deliver bandwidth and linear efficiency in a small footprint and are engineered to help drive rapid deployment of TD-LTE networks worldwide. The products span a broad range of power points, from 50 W to 200 W, providing solutions for metrocell and macrocell applications.
“Freescale accurately anticipated the timing and importance of the 2.3/2.6 GHz frequency bands and is delivering on the promise of high performance from its Airfast products,” said Ritu Favre, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s RF business. “We are already shipping our new RF power solutions and helping speed the deployment of TD-LTE networks worldwide.”
The new Freescale products reinforce the company’s commitment to offering systems-level base station solutions, scaling from femtocellto macrocell base station applications. In addition to Airfast RF power solutions, Freescale offers a range of RF GaAs MMICs and the comprehensive QorIQ Qonverge platform, which is the foundation for a portfolio of highly scalable processors built on a common architecture and spanning from small- to large-cell base stations. The QorIQ Qonverge platform allows OEMs to reuse software regardless of cell size.