Mobile radio communication requires multi-radio systems made of numerous parallel transceivers, which increases the complexity of the RF front end architecture. Power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filters, switches, power management modules, antenna tuners, and sensors are examples of RF front end equipment. Depending on the uses, the devices may be situated in a separate unit or combined into a single module. The MIPI RF Front-End Control Interface (RFFE) IP standardizes the control of RF front end devices. RFFE is a low-complexity approach for meeting the cost and performance requirements of RF front end devices. RFFE is designed to handle current 3GPP standards such as LTE, LTE-A, EGPRS, UMTS, HSPA, and others, as well as non-3GPP air interfaces.
Arasan provides MIPI compliant RFFE v 3.0 controller IP with backward compatibility, for a low-risk path for designers to implement. It is designed to support existing standards such as LTE, UMTS, HSPA and EGPRS, and is usable in configurations ranging from single Master/single Slave to multi-Master/multi-Slave.
- Fully compliant to MIPI RFFE standard
- Small footprint
- Low pin count, power, and EMI
- Full system bus integration
- Functionality ensured with comprehensive verification
- Premier direct support from Arasan IP core designers
The Arasan RFFE controller IP’s digital master and slave IP cores provide a scalable and silicon-proven interface for mobile devices. Arasan’s extensive experience and compliance testing make the choice of Arasan RFFE IP controller(s) the lowest risk approach for customers.