RF multi-chip modules amps up frequency, power, efficiency
Stephen LawElectronics Power Supply / Management Wireless wireless
NXP SEMICONDUCTOR AFSC5G26E38 second generation of Airfast RF power Multi-Chip Modules (MCMs) supports the evolution of 5G mMIMO active antenna system requirements for cellular base stations. Focused on accelerating the coverage of 5G, the new all-in-one power amplifier module family is based on firm’s latest LDMOS technology that boosts output power, extends frequency coverage and enhances efficiency. Device delivers 20% more output power compared to the previous generation, addressing the need for broader 5G coverage per base station tower, without increasing the radio unit size. Product also features a power-added efficiency of 45%, 4 points higher than the previous generation for an overall reduction in the 5G network electricity consumption.