Maxim's Highly Integrated Femtocell Transceivers Simplify Compact Radio Designs
Femtocell transceivers support WCDMA and cdma2000® radio bands, accelerate time-to-market, and ease design with market-leading baseband partners.
Sunnyvale, CA—May 7, 2012—Maxim Integrated (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX2550–MAX2553 femtocell transceivers for WCDMA (Bands 1 to 6 and 8 to 10) and cdma2000 (Band Class 0, 1, and 10).
The amount of data consumed by smartphones is rising and the increase in data transmission requires more base-station cell sites to receive and transmit the signals. With existing base-station cell sites maxed out on capacity, femtocells are becoming a fast-growing market. Carriers are also moving to femtocell transceivers that reside in a home or office and essentially provide an indoor base station to handle the cellular voice and data needs of an entire dwelling.
Service Providers Need More Compact, Less Costly Radio Designs
Maxim makes highly integrated analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Maxim reported revenue of approximately $2.5 billion for fiscal 2011. For more information, go to www.maximintegrated.com.
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