Fujitsu unveils LTE TDD and FDD optimized transceivers

Telecom Lead Asia: Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless
Products has launched the MB86L13A LTE (FDD and TDD) optimized transceiver.


The company is targeting the new transceiver for LTE-only
applications. The new transceiver features the Fujitsu architecture that
eliminates the need for external low noise amplifiers and inter-stage surface
acoustic wave filters.


The MB86L13A covers the frequency spectrum from 700 to
2700 MHz. The new optimized transceiver will be available in volume Q2 2012.


“The MB86L13A can speed time to market for baseband
providers looking to add robust LTE capabilities to their existing 2G/3G
solution. The new device provides multiband LTE support on a single IC,
complementing the 2G/3G-only solutions offered by platform partners for the
growing LTE market,” said Vivek Bhan, vice president, Fujitsu
Semiconductor Wireless Products.


Fujitsu claims that the MB86L13A multiband LTE
transceiver delivers world-class performance for current drain and RF
parameters. The application programming interface minimizes factory calibration
time, provides flexible port mapping and adds monitoring of customized key
performance indicators.


Fujitsu already offers 2G/3G/4G multimode, multiband
(MMMB), single IC transceivers.


The availability of multiple transmit, receive and
diversity ports on the MB86L13A offers significant flexibility to map ports and
bands for roaming needs. The transceiver uses an open standard MIPI DigRF 4G
v1.1Rev0.06 interface to the baseband.


Fujitsu said the device supports all global FDD bands
1-21, 23-25, and TDD bands 33-41. The MB86L13A supports all LTE bandwidths up
to 20MHz. Future transceivers on the roadmap for this year include a 3GPP
Release 10-compliant, single RFIC solution.


Fujitsu’s MB86L13A enhances the rest of the family to
support existing 2G/3G platform vendors. The addition of the MB86L13A LTE
transceiver enhances the Fujitsu family of transceiver offerings, providing the
quick time-to-market solutions required by device manufacturers. 


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