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Macom to show RF to Light portfolio

Integrated components for access, backhaul and next-generation wireless to feature at Mobile World Congress 2016

Macom, a supplier of RF, microwave, and photonic semiconductors, will debut a newly expanded portfolio of wireless infrastructure products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016.

"The breadth of Macom's leading-edge technology expertise and wireless application experience is unrivaled in the semiconductor industry, enabling mobile network operators around the globe to keep pace with burgeoning bandwidth demands while minimising capital and operating expenses," said Preet Virk, senior vice president and general manager, Carrier Networks, Macom.

"Addressing the needs of 4G, 4.5G and 5G wireless infrastructure, with the proven ability to support high frequency backhaul and access technologies, Macom provides a one stop shop for high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and optical components," he added.

Among the solutions and technologies that Macom will be exhibiting are the MAGb series of GaN power transistors for macro basestations. These are said to produce GaN performance at LDMOS like cost structures at scaled volume production levels. MAGb power transistors target all major cellular bands within the 1.8 to 3.8GHz frequency range, and support peak output power up to 700W.

Also featured will be the newest entries in Macom's family of GaAs PAs for wireless backhaul applications. According to the company, these enable full frequency band coverage from 7 to 86GHz, with narrow and wideband PA options to ensure breakthrough deployment flexibility.

Macom will also be showing E-Band PAs and integrated modules for millimeterwave wireless backhaul applications, next-generation 5G and MIMO technologies, and range of optical fronthaul (CPRI) and optical backhaul (GPON) lasers and chipsets.

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