Arctic Semiconductor announced it has rebranded from SiTune Corporation to Arctic Semiconductor, to emphasize its focus on 5G RF products. The company has started shipping its first 5G silicon chipset, IceWings, in mass production. IceWings has already been chosen by several customers for its programmable, high-performance, and low-power features. Arctic has been developing IceWings and other 5G chipsets for more than three years and holds over 40 patents for its cutting-edge technology. Arctic’s low-power universal RF chipsets provide exceptional signal quality and low power consumption to help equipment manufacturers build 5G wireless radios for various applications including small cells, private networks, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), macro base stations, and massive MIMO platforms.
Telecommunications and IT together use five to nine percent of the world’s electricity supply and with the shift to 5G, energy consumption is expected to rise 160 percent by 2030 (Datacenter Forum). Lowering electricity usage, the efficient management of heat, and the reduction of infrastructure costs are crucial to the successful deployment of 5G. Arctic solutions aim to lower power consumption while offering top-of-the-line performance for both network equipment and user devices.
IceWings is an RF transceiver with four integrated transmitters and receivers. It supports a wide range of standards in signal frequencies below 7.2 GHz and enables mmWave applications through an intermediate to baseband conversion. IceWings flexibility and integration allow customers to create more reliable platforms, with better yield, lower power consumption, and at lower cost. IceWings’ innovative design streamlines the production of 5G equipment, allowing customers to utilize the same hardware design with minor updates across a diverse set of use cases.
As part of Arctic Semiconductor’s suite of the world’s first multi-standard ultra-wide-band RF transceivers, IceWings’s quad-channel supports all 5G/4G bands operating from 600MHz up to the frequency of 7.2GHz as well as WiFi 6/6e/7 bands. IceWings’s multi-standard feature design provides much-needed design flexibility and scalability to customers and manufacturers.
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