Silicon Radio Platform (SRP)
To eliminate the need for expensive discrete GaAs devices, we offer a 0.18-micron Silicon Radio Platform (SRP) for complete integration of radio in a wireless device on a single piece of silicon. Our platform integrates the transceiver, antenna switch, and unlike other solutions, enables the integration of the power amplifier (PA). This platform reduces die cost up to 40%.
This SRP technology promises to deliver higher levels of integration for future cell phones, wireless LANs, and WiMAX/LTE systems. The SRP addresses next-generation requirements for higher frequencies and/or higher power (as in cellular 2G, 2.5G, 3G and 4G standards such as CDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA and WEDGE).
Building PAs on SiGe, instead of more costly GaAs, enables customers to reduce chip costs and use less board space for more efficient designs.