Infineon Technologies' SMARTi LTE, a highly integrated long-term-evolution (LTE) RF transceiver, is claimed by the company to be the first that supports LTE functionality in a single CMOS-process.
Measuring just 5 x 5 mm in a WFSGA-81 package the SMARTi LTE helps provide high data rate uplink and downlink connections for upcoming LTE network field trials.
It provides excellent error vector magnitude (EVM) and low-power consumption for LTE applications. It also spans the entire spectrum of allocated LTE RF bands (Band I to X) and provides switchable baseband filtering (up to 5, 10, 20 MHz).
Sample silicon has been provided to selected customers. Volume shipments are expected to be available by 2010.
In a separate announcement, Infineon said it has shipped its one billionth RF transceiver.
With more than 230 million handset transceivers shipped in 2006, Infineon holds the leading market share in a total addressable market of just over one billion units, according to market research company Strategy Analytics.
Infineon has shipped communication ICs for more than 15 years to all major companies in the mobile phone segment, including Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG.
"We produce seven RF transceivers every second and approximately every fourth mobile phone worldwide has Infineon's RF transceiver technology integrated," said Stefan Wolff, Vice President, Communication Solutions Business Group and General Manager of the RF Engine business unit at Infineon.
More information is available at www.infineon.com.