Infineon is World`s First Chipmaker to Start Volume Shipments of Single Chip CMOS GSM/GPRS Radio Transceiver
SMARTi SD is a member of Infineons successful SMARTi product line. It is the first product that uses 0.13 micron standard CMOS process technology. With SMARTi SD, Infineon is introducing its new CMOS RF transceiver family for GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS mobile phones. CMOS technology offers the advantage of almost unlimited manufacturing flexibility at lowest cost and enables further integration of digital baseband functions.
An integrated CMOS GSM/GPRS RF transceiver has been a goal of the industry for many years, said Dominik Bilo, Chief Marketing Officer of Infineons Secure Mobile Solutions business group. There were a lot of technical challenges to overcome, and with the SMARTi SD, Infineon has shown once again that it is the world leader for RF transceivers.
A GSM/GPRS radio using SMARTi SD can be implemented with 50 percent less board space and saves 30 percent in components cost compared to competing solutions. Its low power consumption enables long standby time and talk time. The high integration level enables OEMs and ODMs to speed up development time and save R&D costs.
Technical details on SMARTi SDSMARTi SD integrates into a single chip all functions required of a GSM/GPRS quad-band transceiver, including an RF VCO, Zero IF receiver and Sigma-Delta transmitter chain. Its fast locking time and low power consumption makes it an ideal solution for GPRS class 12 implementation, as well as low-cost, voice-only phones. The SMARTi SD is entirely controllable through a 3 wire bus and is housed in a VQFN-48 standard package.
Further information on Infineons SMARTi SD products is available at: www.infineon.com/wireless
Glossary:CMOS: Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
VQFN-48: Very thin Quad Flatpack Non-leaded standard chip package with 48 pins