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RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance radio systems and solutions, announced the company has validated the interface between RFMD's DigRF3G-compliant RF hardware and the baseband processor IC of a top-tier cellular handset baseband manufacturer. This is one of the industry's first DigRF3G hardware validations and includes all necessary data messaging and control signaling required for accurate 3G handset operation.
DigRF3G is an industry standard digital interface between the cellular transceiver and the cellular baseband that improves time-to-market, lowers cost, reduces size and eases system integration in next-generation 3G multimode, multi-band handsets. RFMD is a founding member of the original DigRF working group and is proud to play a leading role in the development of the DigRF3G specification and beyond. Leveraging deep systems-level expertise, RFMD is a proven leader in the development and implementation of digital radio interfaces, having shipped more than 100 million devices based on a digital interface since the introduction of POLARIS 1 in 2004. RFMD's LodeStar 3G RF Solution will feature a fully compliant DigRF3G digital interface.
RFMD showcased its portfolio of cellular front end products at the 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 11-14, 2008.