The RF Front End (RFFE) control interface is defined to offer a common Interface for controlling RF front-end devices. Most commonly used Front-End devices include Power Amplifier, Low-Noise Amplifiers, Filters, Switches, Power Management Modules, and Antenna Sensors etc. These Functions can be residing in the same chip or in a separate chip. Mobile Radio communications is trending towards complex multi-radio systems comprising of several transceivers. The RFFE bus is usable in such configurations by supporting single one Master and one Slave configuration to Multi-Master with many slaves. It is designed to support existing 3GPP standards such as LTE, UMTS, HSPA, EGPRS. RFFE is a 2 wire serial interface and utilizes a relatively high bus frequency of 26MHz and Timing accurate trigger mechanisms to allow control of timing critical functions.
• Compliant with MIPI RFFE Specification 2.0 • Delivered in Reuse Methodology Manual (RMM) compliant Verilog • RTL format • Optionally delivered as a physical design • Small footprint • Up to 15 Devices can be connected per RFFE bus • Low pin count on RFFE interface (SCLK and SDATA) • Low EMI • Low power consumption • Configurable RFFE clock speed of up to 26 MHz • Half speed read access for slow Slaves • VIO enable/disable for each slave on RFFE bus • Supports register 0 write, Register read register write • AHB Bus support for register configuration using programmed IO
IP Deliverables for Digital Core
• Verilog HDL of the IP Core • User guide • Gate count estimates available upon request • Synthesis scripts • Simulation environment including test bench, BFM’s, and exhaustive test suite