Infineon Ramps Production of Chipsets for Millimeter Wave

Neubiberg, Germany, Tuesday, October 01, 2013 -- (Business Wire India) 
Infineon Technologies has started the production of its BGTx0 chipsets for
wireless backhaul communication systems. The transceiver family provides a
complete radio frequency (RF) front-end for wireless communication in 57-64 GHz,
71-76 GHz, or 81-86 GHz millimeter wave bands. Paired with a baseband/modem, the
system solution requires less space, offers improved reliability and lower cost
for the critical wireless backhaul links needed in mobile base stations that
support LTE/4G networks. 
The lead customer Sub10 Systems is currently qualifying BGT70 and BGT80 E-band
transceivers for an FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) system. Mark Stevens, Chief
Technology Officer at Sub10 Systems, said: “We are delighted to be
collaborating with Infineon on integration of the BGT70 and BGT80 chipset into
our newly developed E-band transceiver. We expect high performance and high
reliability at the same time, therefore we have chosen the best solution in the
market.” The targeted system supports a data rate of more than 1 Gbit/s with
link distances of about 2.5 kilometers. 
Infineon's BGTx0 family simplifies system design and production logistics by
replacing more than 10 discrete devices by a single device. Due to their low
power consumption the single-chip high-integration transceivers also help to
reduce operating expenses in high data rate millimeter wave infrastructures 
“The wide bandwidth available in V- and E-band millimeter-wave frequencies
supports the exploding usage of mobile data with great growth opportunities for
Infineon. With our process technology and RF design leadership we offer exactly
what the emerging small cell infrastructure requires: highly reliable and easy
to use packaged millimeter-wave transceivers,” said Philipp von Schierstaedt,
Vice President and General Manager of the Business Unit RF & Protection Devices
at Infineon Technologies. “The great interest of customers shows that our
BGTx0 family perfectly meets their requirements.” 
Each mobile communication standard uses specific frequency bands to transport
data. Current standards operate below 43 GHz, known as microwaves. As future
standards – like latest LTE/4G – will require more capacity and higher data
rates, public authorities have released V- and E-band using millimeter waves.
Network operators are expected to invest heavily in small cell infrastructures
in the years ahead in order to provide mobile phone users with high speed
internet and full network coverage. 
Engineering samples of BGTx0 transceivers are already available. Volume
production is planned for spring 2014. 
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About Infineon 
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system
solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy
efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2012 fiscal year (ending September
30), the Company reported sales of Euro 3.9 billion with close to 26,700
employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker
symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International
Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). 
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Media contact details 
Tillmann Geneuss, Worldwide Headquarters,
Infineon Technologies AG,
+49 89 234 83346, 
Chi Kang David Ong, Asia,
Infineon Technologies AG,
+65 6876 3070, 
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