5G Communications

MACOM's Lightwave Antenna Technologies Enable Precision and Affordability in 5G

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.”

Dr Doug Carlson
Senior VP & GM - RF & Microwave

5G Webinar

OEMs Get to Market Faster with 5G Using Traditional Radar Technology

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. Archive Registration Here

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MACOM is Accelerating the Evolution to 5G


Our leadership RF & Microwave and optical products enable breakthroughs in network capacity, latency, coverage and quality of service.  To achieve this MACOM provides a wide-range of products spanning RF Power Transistors, MMICs, Switches, Power Amplifiers, Lasers, Amplifiers PHYs, and integrated modules that allows us to implement advanced Beam Forming that is energy efficient and available at commercially viable cost structures.

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.

Coherent Beamforming Technology

Leveraging MACOM’s pioneering work in phased array antenna techniques, coherent beamforming allows each element of a radio to operate in concert. This creates highly agile, narrowly-focused beams that directly link subscribers to the basestation with amplified reach and range. Noise, interference and reflections are eliminated as operators detect and track users as they move in and out of the antenna’s coverage area.

Solving Today's 5G Optical Wireless Challenges

Learn why Cloud computing-based C-Ran Network architectures are pivotal in the evolution from 4G to 5G, and how MACOM’s technology advantages are solving the current cost structure, supply chain, quality of service, and performance constraint challenges.

Product Spotlight

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


Comprehensive 5G Portfolio from RF to Light

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