Carrier Aggregation (CA) is a process that bonds two or more blocks of spectrum into a wider channel, enabling faster data services in mobile networks, and allowing for mobile devices to communicate instantaneously on multiple LTE bands. But how do operators overcome the CA challenge of avoiding interference between the bands while minimizing insertion loss? The answer is multiplexers. Multiplexers are designed to integrate the required filters for multiple aggregate bands, provide isolation within and between the bands, and allow them to simultaneously connect to the antenna. This white paper discusses multiplexer solutions in detail and the many benefits they provide, including space savings, simplified designs, and cost reductions.
X-Microwave, LLC, the innovative leader in modular system design, and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announce their collaboration and the addition of Peregrine’s RF products to X-Microwave’s online simulation tool and hardware prototyping system.