Aviacomm and Spectec Deliver to the Market the World's Smallest 14 Band RF Front End Using Aviacomm's Patented Wideband Programmable RFIC

Spectec is offering to the market a complete 14 band, TDD/FDD RF Front end module supporting WCDMA and LTE bands across the globe.

Jun 02, 2013, 19:22 ET from Aviacomm Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading wideband RFIC vendor Aviacomm Inc. and Spectec announced today the availability of a complete 14 band RF front end modules ready for immediate design- in opportunities. This module, fitting on a half mini PCI card, is also the smallest implementation while covering 3GPP bands from 700MHz up to 2.7GHz.

The growth of LTE worldwide is well documented. However what is not discussed is the current and ever increasing frequency fragmentation.  With over 40 LTE bands defined today and more tomorrow; having an analog front end that can address this proliferation of bands in a small form factor will be required. With the module being offered by Spectec based on Aviacomm's ARF 1010EX wideband, programmable RFIC, vendors will be able to achieve this critical ability allowing users to roam anywhere and still stay connected.

Existing approaches rely on multiple RF chains for multi band support, requiring a chip or port, PA and set of filters for each band.  With Aviacomm's wideband RF solutions, Spectec is able to offer a single design with low power in a small form factor. The first module being offered to the market covers the popular bands – 1 to 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 34, and 38 to 41.

In addition the module has the ability to support all 3GPP 3G/4G frequency bands with a simple embedded RF switch able to change dynamically the front-end filters. This allows rapid delivery to the market of multi band front ends as the market or application demand.

"LTE roaming today is largely not available as device vendors focus on a different hardware design for each carrier," stated Shih Mo, CEO of Aviacomm. "With the SDLM-A110 offered by Spectec, device vendors can solve this problem allowing users to access LTE across the globe."

Said Spectec CEO S.T Joung, "We are happy to share the first class RF integration capabilities provided by Spectec.  The LTE chipset has been integrated in a very small and reliable mini PCI module, which allows OEM companies to launch new LTE products in a short time to market. In addition the LTE module can be provided on many other form factors or interfaces on demand, in order to guarantee a very high flexibility and fast integration in the final products."

Samples of Spectec's SDLM-A110 module are available today. For more information please contact: spectec@spectec.com.tw or visit us at Computex, June 4 to 8 Taipei, D0619a, TWTC Hall 1

About Aviacomm

Aviacomm (www.aviacomm.com) was founded by a group of wireless experts focused on solving the last remaining barrier to cognitive radio solutions – the RFIC.  Aviacomm offers low power, high performance, programmable frequency agile front-end solutions that address a variety of markets and applications. The ARF1010EX in CMOS covers from 300MHz to 2.8GHz in a single port, and channel sizes from 0.5MHz to 40MHz wide, enabling this single RF solution to support multiple technologies up and down the frequency spectrum.

About Spectec

Founded in 1994, Spectec Computer Co., Ltd., a leading supplier of SDIO products, specializes in the design and manufacture of tiny sized wireless network cards to add multiple wireless connectivity to the hand-held device to enrich daily mobile life.


SOURCE Aviacomm Inc.