Posted by Hezi Saar on November 8, 2012
Mobile devices that use baseband processors and RFIC’s require a lot of effort to integrate these componenets together in a very challenging environment: small and slim board, tight casing, lots of RF components that may cause noise. Adding to that integrating new interface between the baseband processor and RFIC makes this integration work even more difficult. Synopsys can assist and reduce the integration risk and interface adoption easy for those who selects to integrate this kind of interface, namely the DigRFv4.
Here’s a short video that demonstrates our integration effort with hardware prototyping system that emulates the baseband processor DigRFv4 interface and connects to Fujitsu RFIC hardware system.
This demonstration shows the data flow from baseband to RFIC and back. If you are considering to use DigRFv4 interface in your next design this setup demonstrates proven system-level interoperability that reduces unknowns of the design.
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I started my career as an R&D engineer for embedded systems, then transitioned into applications engineering and product marketing roles in the semiconductor industry. With my systems knowledge, I have led many IC design wins that have enabled portable applications such as cellular phones, digital cameras and eBooks.
What intrigues me about the mobile electronics market is how rapid technological innovations, economic forces and changing consumer preferences drive market direction. Let’s explore these developments together.
– Hezi Saar