MaxLinear microwave transceiver SoC powers microwave radio platform

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE:MXL), a provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications, has announced that Aviat Networks (NASDAQ: AVNW) has selected the MxL11xx CMOS transceiver to enable channel aggregation functionality on its new line of WTM 4000 microwave radios, the company said.

Tier-1 carriers at Mobile World Congress will be among the first to get a demonstration of the new capability.

Aviat is a global provider of microwave networking products and services to mobile service providers, government agencies, energy and transportation companies and enterprises. The WTM 4000 is the industry´s highest capacity microwave radio platform and features the highest capacity in single transceiver radio. The adaptive dual carrier (A2C) feature enables two RF channels over a single transceiver, doubling the capacity of a single-header radio.

The MaxLinear MxL11xx is an all-CMOS, single-chip broadband microwave transceiver product family that can support operation of all licensed and unlicensed bands from 5 GHz to 45 GHz, including all ETSI-defined channel spacing options from 5MHz to 224MHz. Single- or dual-channel operational modes are available.

The comprehensive frequency support of the MxL11xx greatly reduces the number of product configurations that Aviat must develop. The high level of integration also greatly minimizes external bill of material content, while supporting advanced features like digital pre-distortion, and channel aggregation and calibration. The channel aggregation feature is ideal for 5G backhaul applications, doubling the available capacity on a single backhaul link.

The MxL11xx features built-in Full Spectrum Captureâ„¢ (FSCâ„¢) technology and supports channel aggregation mode, enabling a second channel with any channel spacing to be processed within the same IC.

The MxL11xx incorporates a full receive, transmit, feedback path, and all synthesizer components on a single chip, and can support code rates up to 4096 QAM. The closed-loop digital pre-distortion provides power amplifier (PA) linearization for a wide variety of PAs.

Aviat Networks is a global provider of microwave networking products and services to mobile service providers, government agencies, energy and transportation companies, and enterprises. Aviat Networks, Inc. works to provide dependable communications to our customers. Better solutions from experts you can trust, Aviat enables the highest performing networks, simplest operations, and best customer experiences. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, Aviat Networks operates in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com.

MaxLinear, a provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, visit