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NXP Semiconductors

May 18, 2011 04:33 ET

NXP Showcases Base Station TRx Component Demonstrator for LTE / LTE Advanced Wireless Air Interface Standards at IMS 2011

Data Hungry Smart Phones and Tablets Drive Next-Generation RF Signal Processing Technologies for Wireless Communication Infrastructures

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) will demonstrate a component for a complete, mixed signal, Base Transceiver Station (BTS) radio at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2011) to be held June 5-10 in Baltimore, Maryland (booth #420). The NXP BTS transceiver component demonstrator fully supports the demanding requirements of leading-edge wireless air interface standards, such as LTE Advanced, and showcases NXP's new and complete product portfolio.

Market Trends

  • According to Cisco Visual Networking Index, global mobile data traffic will increase 26-fold between 2010 and 2015. Increasing mobile phone minutes and mobile data usage continues to transform and drive demand for wireless base transceiver stations.
  • As the number of users and higher data usage requirements increase, higher capacity networks require the deployment of more BTS systems, resulting in more transmit and receive channels per BTS system and in increasing medium to small cell sizes. Cellular providers, municipalities across the globe, and wireless original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are pushing for higher system efficiencies. Next-generation BTS systems require and must leverage proven and innovative High Performance RF components to optimize cost, size and power efficiency.

Supporting Quote

Kees Schetters, director, wireless infrastructure, NXP Semiconductors, said, "This BTS radio component demonstrator will showcase NXP's unique set of technologies ranging from RF/IF amplifiers to frequency synthesizers and IQ modulators to RF modules based on NXP's proprietary QUBiC4 SiGe:C processes and industrial capabilities. This set of components finds its way in today's multi standard base station platforms, as well as repeaters and point-to-point systems supporting next generation communication standards like LTE Advanced.

LTE 4x Increased Spectral Efficiency, 10x Users Per Cell
3GPP: "Spectral efficiency is increased by up to four-fold compared with UTRA, and improvements in architecture and signalling reduce round-trip latency. Multiple Input / Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna technology should enable 10 times as many users per cell as 3GPP's original W CDMA radio access technology."

Demo Features

A global leader in RF technology and component design, NXP Semiconductors offers a broad portfolio of products from discrete to highly integrated devices in order to support next generation base station design. At IMS 2011, design engineers will have the opportunity to review the following fully functional BTS components:

  • TX BTS Application Board
    • Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) and Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
    • Radio Frequency Small Signal component for transmit line ups from quadrature modulators to MPAs to Tx VGAs and LO Synthesizers
  • PA&FE Board
    • RF Power device with industry-leading LDMOS technology
  • RX BTS Application Board
    • Radio Frequency Small Signal component for receive line ups from LNAs to dual down mixers to IF VGAs and LO Synthesizers
    • Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
  • Benefits of NXP's base station technology
    • Strong position in RF power transistors for base station power amplifiers
    • Extensive portfolio of RF small signal components based on QUBIC4 BiCMOS
    • Highly competitive data converter portfolio including JESD204A-compliant devices
    • Enabling technology to support OEMs in future TRx radio design and partitioning.



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Shipping more than 4 billion RF products annually, NXP is a clear industry leader in High Performance RF. From satellite receivers, cellular base stations and broadcast transmitters to ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) and aerospace and defense applications. NXP is a leader in High Performance Mixed Signal IC products and the recognized leader in SERDES-based serial interfaces for high speed converters. NXP offers a broad selection of high-speed data converters, with digital interfaces including JESD204A compliant CGV, CMOS LVCMOS and LVDS DDR interfaces. These high speed converters are suitable for wireless infrastructure, industrial, scientific, medical, aerospace and defence applications.

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.4 billion in 2010. Additional information can be found by visiting

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