MaxLinear Transceiver Chipset Enables MTI’s 5G Open RAN Radio Platform

Deployments should start with different operators in early 2021.

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital and mixed signal integrated circuits, announced today that the company’s wireless transceiver chips are used in Microelectronics Technology Inc.’s remote radio units (RRUs). (MTI) target specific embedded open RAN green for 4G and 5G applications.

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MaxLinear Transceiver chipset allows 5G Open RAN radios (Graphics: Business Wire)

Open RAN provides operators with a new opportunity to build their radio networks using interoperable network equipment supplied by various providers of best-in-class infrastructure. Highly efficient, flexible and cost-effective radio elements (RU) are key elements for any Open RAN network. MaxLinear solutions provide a proven software-defined radio platform that allows equipment vendors to quickly deliver RAN RUs that meet these goals with industry-leading features, flexibility, form factor and energy efficiency.

“Mobile operators are rapidly attracting Open RAN to the market because the cost savings and flexibility of Open RAN allow them to cope with opportunities that were previously unavailable,” said Joe Madden, founder and president of Mobile Experts, a leading research firm. in the wireless technology market. “Approximately 7 million radios will be sold annually by 2025, regardless of core band processors. As a result, we expect smaller suppliers’ market share to quadruple over the next five years, opening up new opportunities for innovative semiconductor suppliers. . “

MTI’s open RAN radios support new 5G Open RAN network implementations with the 7.2x O-RAN interface. These new 5G radios use MaxLinear RF transceiver chipsets to provide a highly efficient, robust, cost-effective and flexible platform that allows MTI to support the rapid deployment of new 5G Open RAN radio locations with multiple customers.

In addition, MTI delivers MaxLinear-powered Evenstar radio as part of the innovative OpenRAN ecosystem, which fully supports the OpenRAN reference architecture, including an interface interface compatible with the O-RAN Alliance Split 7.2x.

With exceptional radio frequency performance, MaxLinear transceiver modules provide base station designers with a flexible platform to simplify and accelerate their development on next-generation radios. These highly integrated base station transceivers support all 2G to 5G NR air interfaces, including MC-GSM, making them ideal for developing scalable multi-standard software-defined radios (SDRs) needed by operators for today’s 5G deployments. The MaxLinear chipset supports multi-input and multi-output (MIMO) applications on Macro, Massive MIMO and Small Cell radios.

“MaxLinear is pleased to support MTI’s 5G RRU solutions with our high-performance transceivers,” said Brendan Walsh, vice president of MaxLinear’s wireless infrastructure group. “MTI has been a key customer for many years and we will continue to work together and innovate in close collaboration to bring industry-leading Open RAN radios to market.”

“We chose MaxLinear for this deployment because of the breadth of their current product offering and the level of investment they make in future products,” said Eugene Wu, general manager of MTI. “We are planning future collaboration with the next generation of MaxLinear transceiver solutions and world-class DPD algorithms that support broadly linearized broadband implementations.”

About Evenstar:

The Evenstar program will contribute to the OpenRAN ecosystem by focusing on building general purpose reference projects for 4G and 5G networks that comply with the 3GPP and O-RAN specifications, and will help accelerate the adoption of the TIP OpenRAN Project Group Solutions. RRUs, switchgear and control software have traditionally only been offered as packaged devices, limiting the ability to serve suburban and rural areas. By separating these components, the Evenstar program is expected to enable MNOs to select best-in-class technology and implement solutions from a growing number of technology partners.

All about MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital and mixed signal integrated circuits for connectivity and access, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit

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About MTI

MTI’s vision is to be the best RF provider for leading wireless communication partners in the telecommunications and satellite communications industry.

Founded in 1983, Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI) is the first company specializing in the design and manufacture of microwave and satellite communication products in Taiwan. MTI is headquartered in Hsinchu Science Park, also known as the “Silicon Valley of Taiwan.” With additional production facilities located in Wuxi China and a research and development center in California, USA, MTI understands the importance of global communication and seeks to expand its presence worldwide.

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