Bengaluru based semiconductor company Signalchip has unveiled India’s first semiconductor chips for 4G and 5G NR modems.
The indigenous semiconductor chips for 4G and 5G NR modems was launched by Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Telecom.
Sundararajan said that India is just breaking into the elite club of the world and this will have huge implications for India’s data security and data sovereignty, besides the positive economic implications.
Aruna Sundarajan informed that at present only 8 companies and a few countries can design and build semiconductor chips and launch of indigenous chip is in a real sense Make in India for the World.
Aruna also congratulated Himanshu Khasnis, Founder and CEO, Signalchip and Sridhar Vembu, CEO, ZOHO for launching indigenous chipsets.
Signalchip has launched four chips – SCBM3412: a single chip 4G/LTE modem including the baseband and transceiver sections in a single device; SCBM3404: a single chip 4X4 LTE baseband modem; SCRF3402: a 2X2 transceiver for LTE; and SCRF4502: a 2X2 transceiver for 5G NR standards.
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 WiFi created by Signalchip in 2015.
The combined multi-standard system-on-chip (SoC) can serve as a base station chipset for a wide range of form factors from low-cost indoor small cells to high performance base stations. These are optimally designed to support evolving network architectures like Open RAN/CRAN with flexible interface configurations. Through the IPs created for this device, the company now has the potential to design products for multiple related fields and is currently forging ahead with additional chipsets for advanced 5G NR features.