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Marvell and ADI: Collaboration for Highly Integrated 5G Radio Solutions

Combines Marvell’s baseband and digital ASIC solutions with ADI’s RF transceiver technology

Marvell and Analog Devices, Inc. announced a technology collaboration that will leverage Marvell's industry-leading 5G digital platform and ADI's world-class RF transceiver technology to deliver fully optimized solutions for 5G base stations. As part of the collaboration, the companies will offer fully integrated 5G digital front-end (DFE) ASIC solutions with tightly coupled RF transceivers and will work together to develop next generation Radio Unit (RU) solutions including baseband and RF technology optimized for a wide range of functional splits and architectures.


"Marvell is pleased to collaborate with ADI to address a significant opportunity in the next wave of 5G network architectures," said Matt Murphy, President and CEO of Marvell. "Marvell's leadership in baseband, digital ASIC and transport processors combined with ADI's RF transceiver technology creates an industry-leading 5G OEM architecture that seeks to accelerate time-to-market."


The increased complexity of the 5G RUs, driven by both massive MIMO deployments and the mmWave spectrum requirements, presents unique challenges for RF and radio network designs. Optimized RF partitioning and mixed signal technology with both digital ASIC and baseband silicon will be required to meet the low power, size and cost requirements for 5G. The combination of Marvell and ADI's best-in-class technologies enables highly optimized RU designs that enable both standard and customized implementations.


“ADI has consistently been at the forefront of cellular radio technology,” said Vincent Roche, president and CEO of Analog Devices. “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 that we are developing in conjunction with Marvell will allow our customers to build highly optimized, high performance products for this dynamic market.”

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