Microwave Journal

New Products: Integrated Circuits

March 1, 1998

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Dual-mode Silicon Chipset
The Planet series chipset is a complete antenna-to-baseband dual-mode IS-95A solution. The chipset comprises the Venus RF receiver front end; Saturn dual-band IF amplifier; Jupiter in-phase and quadrature baseband filters; Pluto dual-mode baseband interface; and Moon dual-band modulator/RF amplifier. The chipset avoids GaAs using a mix of silicon bipolar and CMOS technology. With the addition of a baseband processor, commodity frequency synthesizer and speech codec IC, the chipset provides a complete, economical low power solution for IS-95A handsets.
GEC Plessey Semiconductors,
Scotts Valley, CA
(408) 439-6049.