MaxLinear and NI are working collectively to simplify the validation of broadband energy amplifiers for 5G networks

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA & AUSTIN, TEXAS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) and NI (NASDAQ: NATI) today announced the integration of MaxLinear’s dual-band linearization algorithms for dual-band RF power amplifiers (PA) into NI’s RFIC test software. This integration enables comprehensive validation of new PA designs for broadband cellular infrastructures, resulting in higher energy efficiency and lower non-linear effects. NI’s integrated and highly synchronized RF test bench, coupled with MaxLinear’s new world-class linearization IP, provides design validation engineers with a streamlined test and measurement approach that offers significant ACLR reductions, EVM improvements, and energy efficiency benefits.

The advent of 5G networks has resulted in a rapid increase in deployed multiband radios that require support for contiguous and non-contiguous broadband carrier aggregation configurations. These new RF front-end designs share a single high-bandwidth PA and signal path, resulting in significant cost and size savings. However, to achieve maximum energy efficiency, engineers need to put these broadband PAs into non-linear operation and understand how to minimize the unwanted effects of RF energy entering adjacent channels.

To meet this challenge, NI RFIC test software integrates the latest MaxLinear broadband linearization techniques into the latest DC, digital, analog, and RF PXI instruments. This enables consolidated, more efficient single-chain radio chain architectures and minimizes leakages into adjacent channels.

“The integration of our linearization IP into the NI platform brings rapid innovation to a very difficult but key challenge in broadband cellular systems,” said Helen Kim, vice president of Wireless Technologies & IP at MaxLinear. “Providing the tools to simplify the validation of power amplifiers for engineers complements our goal of drastically reducing the huge power consumption of 4G and 5G RF radios today.”

“We enable our customers to accelerate the pace of product development through automated device validation. And it is clear that energy-efficient 5G deployments require more powerful validation solutions,” said Jesse Lyles, senior director of NI’s Semiconductor Business Unit. “Together with MaxLinear, we can provide the validation solutions our customers need to reduce their time to market. We are excited to enhance NI’s RFIC application with MaxLinear’s linearization algorithms to achieve higher RF device performance. ”

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for connectivity and access, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multi-market applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. More information is available at www.maxlinear.com.

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About NI, Inc.

At NI, we bring people, ideas, and technology together so that thought leaders and creative problem solvers can meet humanity’s greatest challenges. From data and automation to research and validation, every day, we provide engineers and businesses with the bespoke, software-connected systems engineers and businesses they need for Engineer Ambitiously ™. www.ni.com

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