Microwave Journal

Richardson RFPD announces sponsorship of Small Cell Workshop at EDI CON 2014

March 26, 2014

Richardson RFPD Inc. announced its sponsorship of a small cell workshop at the 2014 Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON).

EDI CON 2014 will be held from April 8th through 10th at the Beijing International Convention Center in Beijing, China. Richardson RFPD's Small Cell Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, April 9th, from 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM, local time. It will be held in Room C (203A) of the Convention Center.

Small cells are low power, wireless access points that transmit less than 10W at the antenna. The overall market includes residential femtocells, typically used in single-family homes, and metrocells and picocells, which are used in parks, city centers, tunnels, stadiums, and even mass transit systems. Infonetics Research forecasts that the global small cell market will grow at a 48% CAGR from 2012 to 2017, to $2.4 billion.

Richardson RFPD's Small Cell Workshop will be presented by Jason Su, Business Development Director of Richardson RFPD Greater China, and will cover the current and future trends of the small cell market and a range of key topics, including statistics on current small cell market segments, growth forecasts by segment, and technology trends.

The workshop will also feature new products for small cell applications from some of the world's leading suppliers:

  • Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Lime Microsystems
  • MACOM Technology Solutions (MACOM)
  • Peregrine Semiconductor
  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
  • TriQuint

EDI CON is an industry-driven conference/exhibition targeting RF, microwave, EMC/EMI, and high-speed digital design engineers and system integrators developing products for today's communication, computing, RFID, wireless, navigation, aerospace and related markets. The technical program and exhibition includes the leading international RFIC, component and material manufacturers, semiconductor foundries, EDA software and test equipment/solution providers. This year’s conference features the most recent trends in high-frequency electronics and wireless communication technology, addressing all aspects of design, simulation and test verification through an understanding of system requirements for wireless communication networks such as small cell infrastructure, SATCOM and microwave backhaul.