Infineon Technologies' SMARTi WiMAX transceiver supports both IEEE 802.16e WiMAX and IEEE 802.11b/g WLAN in a single CMOS RF silicon chip.
Packaged in a semi-ball-grid-array transceiver, the transceiver has footprint of only 5 x 5 mm2, nearly fifty percent smaller than competing solutions. Power consumption is also fifty percent lower than the industry benchmark.
The SMARTi WiMAX provides excellent EVM (Error Vector Magnitude). Due to its exceptional low noise figure, the transceiver significantly reduces size and component count of a WiMAX front-end by eliminating the need of external Low Noise Preamplifiers as used in existing solutions.
Supporting 64QAM (64-state Quadrature Amplitude Modulation), the SMARTi WIMAX also supports LTE (Long-Term-Evolution) requirements as needed for upcoming 4G standards.
The SMARTi WiMAX is available in sample quantities and will be ready for mass production the second half of 2007.
More information is available at www.infineon.com.