5G Calls for New Transceiver Architectures

5G Calls for New Transceiver Architectures
by Tom Simon on 04-20-2021 at 6:00 am

5G Architecture

5G phones are now the top tier devices from many manufactures, and 5G deployment is accelerating in many regions. While 4G/LTE has served us well, 5G is necessary to support next-generation telecommunication needs. It will be used heavily by consumers and industry because it supports many new use cases. There is an excellent white… Read More


Si Photonics in a 300mm Fab – This is Getting Serious!

Si Photonics in a 300mm Fab – This is Getting Serious!
by Mitch Heins on 05-13-2016 at 7:00 am

Greater demand for more data exchange within data centers is being driven by mobile computing and the Internet-of-Everything. In 2011, it was estimated that over 1 Zettabytes (ZB) of data was pushed through the internet. That’s 1×10[SUP]21[/SUP] bytes of data. And, that amount has been doubling every 3 years since. Given… Read More


Transceiver Verification of a 20nm Altera FPGA Device

Transceiver Verification of a 20nm Altera FPGA Device
by Daniel Payne on 09-11-2014 at 6:00 pm

FPGA devices are a great way to drive silicon technology development because they contain both digital and analog IP, along with sophisticated IO cells. The highest performance IOs are transceivers, and Altera has recently designed the Arria 10 device family to include up to 96 transceivers, using a 20nm technology that can achieve… Read More