India’s first indigenous 4G-5G semiconductor chips unveiled

India's first indigenous 4G-5G semiconductor chips unveiled by signal chip

Question: Which company launched India’s first semiconductor chips for 4G/LTE and 5G NR modems?
(a) Signalchip
(b) Navika Electronics
(c) Semtronics Micro Systems
(d) Terminus Circuits
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • Bengaluru-based fab-less semiconductor company, Signalchip unveiled India’s first semiconductor chips for 4G/LTE and 5G NR modems in the presence of Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan.
  • The SCBM34XX and SCRF34XX/45XX series of chips, code-named Agumbe, are the result of over eight years of relentless and deep R&D by Signalchip engineers.
  • At the event, Signal chip unveiled 4 chips:
  1. SCBM3412: a single chip 4G/LTE modem including the baseband and transceiver sections in a single device.
  2. SCBM3404: a single chip 4X4 LTE baseband modem.
  3. SCRF3402: a 2X2 transceiver for LTE.
  4. SCRF4502: a 2X2 transceiver for 5G NR standards.
  • The RF sections cover all LTE/5G-NR bands up to 6GHz. These chips also support positioning using India’s own satellite navigation system, NAVIC.
  • The Agumbe series builds up on SCRF1401: India’s first RF transceiver chip for high performance wireless standards like 3G/4G and Wi-Fi, created by Signal chip, earlier in 2015.
  • With India having more than 1.1 billion mobile phones in use, one of the highest in the world, Signal chip has created high performance and cost-efficient systems to enable densification of the network.

Abhinav Mishra


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