Wednesday, April 27, 2011

STMicroelectronics Expands its Base Station Chip Portfolio

STMicroelectronics introduced a base station IC that integrates the RF frequency synthesizer and down-converter functionality in a single device. The new STW82100B series is aimed at compact, next-generation mobile network base stations and for equipment such as RF (radio-frequency) instrumentation and general wireless-infrastructure applications.

ST's high-quality BiCMOS process has been used to achieve this advanced level of integration, while also meeting all key performance requirements. ST chips implemented in this advanced technology process are already being widely used by major basestation manufacturers.

"This family of products shows the effectiveness of silicon-germanium (SiGe) integration in challenging RF applications and demonstrates, once more, the potential of ST's proprietary BiCMOS technology," said Flavio Benetti, Marketing Director of ST's Networking and Storage Division. "Today, ST is also successfully serving other markets such as optical communications applications with BiCMOS process options offering high-speed transistors operating at up to 230GHz FT / 280GHz FMAX."


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