Combine Marvell’s baseband and and digital ASIC solutions with ADI’s RF transceiver technology

China, Beijing (February 26, 2020) – Marvell (NASDAQ: mrvl) and Adi Corporation (NASDAQ: ADI) announced a technical cooperation to provide fully optimized solutions for 5g base stations by using Marvell’s advanced 5g digital platform and ADI’s excellent broadband RF transceiver technology. During the cooperation period, the two companies will provide fully integrated 5g digital front ends (DFE) ASIC solutions and closely matched RF transceivers, and will cooperate to develop next-generation RF unit (RU) solutions, including optimized baseband and RF technologies that can support a diverse set of functional segmentation and architecture.

Matt Murphy, President and CEO of Marvell, said: “Marvell is pleased to cooperate with ADI to meet the major opportunities brought by the next wave of 5g network architecture. Marvell’s leadership in baseband, digital ASIC and transmission processor, combined with ADI’s RF transceiver technology, has built an industry-leading architecture for 5g OEM manufacturers seeking to speed up listing.”

Large scale MIMO deployment and millimeter wave spectrum requirements increase the complexity of 5g Ru, which brings unprecedented challenges to RF and radio network design. In order to meet the requirements of low power consumption, small size and low cost of 5g, the division between RF and mixed signal technology and digital ASIC and baseband chip needs to be optimized. The combination of Marvell and Adi advanced technology realizes highly optimized Ru design and supports standard and user-defined implementation schemes.

Vincent Roche, President and CEO of ADI, said: “ADI has always been at the forefront of cellular RF technology. Through cooperation with Marvell, we see that there are great opportunities to optimize 5g RF and digital chain, which can benefit our common customers. With the solutions we developed with Marvell, our customers can create highly optimized and high-performance products for this dynamic market.”

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