Marvell And Analog Devices Partner On 5G Radio Solutions

By Amit Chowdhry ● Feb 27, 2020
  • Marvell and Analog Devices announced a technology collaboration utilizing Marvell’s 5G digital platform and ADI’s wideband RF transceiver technology

Marvell and Analog Devices announced a technology collaboration utilizing Marvell’s 5G digital platform and ADI’s wideband RF transceiver technology to deliver fully optimized solutions for 5G base stations.

Through the collaboration, the companies will offer fully integrated 5G digital front-end (DFE) ASIC solutions with tightly coupled RF transceivers, and will collaborate to build next-generation Radio Unit (RU) solutions, including baseband and RF technology optimized for a diverse set of functional splits and architectures.

There is an increased complexity of 5G RUs driven both by massive MIMO deployments and mmWave spectrum requirements, which presents unique challenges to RF and radio network designs.

And optimized partitioning of RF and mixed-signal technology with both digital ASIC and baseband silicon will be necessary to achieve the low power, size and cost requirements for 5G.

With the combination of Marvell and ADI’s technologies, it will enable highly optimized RU designs enabling both standard and customized implementations.

Key Quotes:

“Marvell is pleased to collaborate with ADI in addressing a significant opportunity in the next wave of 5G network architectures. Marvell’s leadership in baseband, digital ASIC and transport processors combined with ADI’s RF transceiver technology creates an industry-leading architecture for 5G OEMs looking to accelerate time-to-market.”

– Matt Murphy, president and CEO of Marvell

“ADI has consistently been at the forefront of cellular radio technology. We see tremendous opportunity in our collaboration with Marvell to optimize the 5G RF and digital chain for the benefit of our common customers. The solutions we are developing in conjunction with Marvell will allow our customers to build highly optimized, high-performance products for this dynamic market.”

– Vincent Roche, president and CEO of Analog Devices