Telecom Lead America: SK Telecom has integrated Scintera Networks’ RF Power Amplifier Linearizer SC1889 for rolling out 4G LTE and network performance improvements of existing 2G/3G services.
SKT will deploy Scintera’s SC1889 linearizers in a quad-band 20W-60W optical repeater and a dual-band 20W remote radio unit.
Scintera’s technology enabled each of SKT’s suppliers to rapidly develop compact, power efficient and cost effective radio units while meeting very stringent performance and quality requirements. These systems will allow SKT to better deploy and maintain its LTE network while also expanding coverage for its subscribers throughout Korea.
“Scintera’s linearizer is playing an important part in our rollout of 4G services,” said Sang Ho Kim, manager of Access Network Development of SKT. “Timely delivery of systems, low power consumption, high performance and compact overall volume were key areas of focus for SKT. The Scintera SC1889 allowed our suppliers to meet all those requirements enabling our subscribers to enjoy the improved coverage and speed of our new data services.”
“Korea’s cellular operators recognize Scintera’s value in enabling the quick design of compact, cost effective and high performance solutions. The selection of Scintera by key global operators such as SKT reinforces RFPAL’s robustness and value for next generation wireless infrastructure systems. SKT views Scintera’s RFPAL as a key component in lowering equipment, deployment and maintenance costs and we see this trend accelerating across the world,” said Davin Lee, chief executive officer of Scintera.
Implemented in standard CMOS, Scintera’s RFPAL architecture offers significant cost and time-to-market advantages over competing solutions without compromises in performance. The company claims that it is the only solution implementing a complete RF power amplifier (PA) linearization system in a single system-on-a-chip (SoC).