5G Communications

MACOM's Multi-Faceted Strategy for 5G

MACOM's Commitment to 5G

“MACOM is collaborating with our customers around the world to accelerate the evolution to 5G, applying our established expertise and leadership in high-bandwidth wireless infrastructure and high-frequency millimeterwave (mmW) technology to help enable breakthrough gains in wireless throughput and capacity.”

Preetinder Virk
Senior VP & GM - Networks

Upcoming 5G Webinar

February 20, 2018, 10:00 AM EST

Achieving 5G for commercial markets requires major innovation in the architecture for wireless infrastructure basestations…and the key is in phased-array-based technologies. Register now to hear MACOM's Anthony Fischetti and Heavy Reading Analyst Gabriel Brown discuss how OEMs will get to market faster with 5G using traditional Radar technology. Register Here

Product Spotlight

Compact Tx and Rx FEMs for 5G M-MIMO Applications


28 GHz Front-end for 5G


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MACOM is Accelerating the Evolution to 5G


Leveraging decades of expertise in Active Antennas and Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs), MACOM is utilizing its experience in beamforming radar design and applying it to 5G applications. MACOM’s product portfolio supports both sub-6 GHz wireless infrastructure utilizing massive MIMO architectures, and high-frequency mmW technologies supporting a multitude of power and integration requirements. This legacy of innovation in phased array technology is a valuable asset for customers developing advanced antennae arrays supporting 5G beamforming capabilities.

Providing a wide breadth of products spanning discrete components and fully-integrated front-end modules designed for surface mount assembly, MACOM is helping our customers achieve new levels of wireless system performance and design agility. Our proven ability to tailor solutions that strike an optimal balance of power output and energy efficiency in compact form factors enables our customers to speed their time to market with differentiated, cost-effective 5G system architectures.

With a diverse range of semiconductor processes and technologies – from GaAs and AlGaAs to SiGe and GaN – in combination with our industry-leading product design and packaging expertise, MACOM offers 5G MMICs, E-Band MMICs, and 5G Power Amplifiers and Switches. We are committed to helping our customers unlock the full promise of 5G. Already, tens of thousands of MACOM components underpin the 5G demonstration systems in development among today’s global leaders in wireless infrastructure technology.

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