Maxim  announced at Mobile World Congress that it has made a strategic investment in Scintera Networks , a provider of adaptive signal processing solutions for wireless communications. According to Maxim, the partnership will enable rapid deployment of power-efficient small cell base stations with form factors and system cost points attractive to cellular infrastructure OEMs and network operators.
â€œMaxim's state-of-the art, high-performance RF transceiver solutions, coupled with Scintera's novel analogue pre-distortion technology, will offer superior small cell RF solutions and validated reference designs that reduce our customers' design time and complexity,â€ said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President of Maxim's Communications and Power Solutions Group. â€œThe cellular industry has signalled a critical need for smaller, power-efficient base stations. Maxim is fully committed to providing our customers with innovative RF solutions and solving the coverage and capacity challenges the industry is facing today.”
â€œWe are excited about the opportunity to expand share in the base station market by working with a leader in high-performance RF transceiver solutions,â€ said Davin Lee, chief executive officer of Scintera. â€œScintera's solution is ideally suited for small cells as evidenced by our design wins over the past six months and working closely with Maxim will further accelerate this trend.â€