Samsung has announced the “commercial readiness” of 5G RF Integrated Circuit (RFIC), the component is key in the production and commercialization of the next-generation base stations and other radio access products and was described as an important milestone on the path to commercial 5G, by Samsung.
“Samsung has been hard at work for several years on the various foundation technologies that go into the 5G RFIC,” said Paul Kyungwhoon Cheun, Executive Vice President and Head of Next Generation Communications Business Team at Samsung Electronics. “We’re excited to finally bring all the pieces together and announce this important milestone on the path to commercial 5G. This will have a big role to play in the upcoming connectivity revolution.”
Samsung’s 5G RFIC has been designed for low cost, high efficiency and compact form factors and will “greatly strengthen the overall performance of 5G access units”. By using a high-gain/high-efficiency power amplifier, that the South Korean firm announced last year, the technology can reduce phase noise to enable clearer radio signals in noisy environments.
Mobile World Congress is scheduled to take place at the end of this month and Samsung will be attending. This year the company will be focusing largely on communications infrastructure including 5G. Estimates state that 5G mobile networks will become available for the general public in around three years.