13 January 2010


Siklu launches first SiGe-based E-band transceiver for wireless backhaul

Siklu of Petach-Tikva, Israel has announced the availability of a 70GHz silicon germanium (SiGe) low-cost transceiver for high-speed applications that use the licensed 71–76GHz spectrum, claimed to be the industry’s first SiGe-based E-band transceiver for wireless backhaul.

Designed with a high level of integration, the transceiver is the main building block in a series of technologys and concepts that aims to enable improvements in cost and power for wireless backhaul. "Until now, 70GHz products have been severely constrained by the high cost of the radios, based on gallium arsenide or indium phosphide modules,” says co-founder & CEO Izik Kirshenbaum. The integrated transceiver has a novel RF and system design that offers a full suite of high-speed radio links at a fraction of the price of any currently available radio, he claims. “Mobile operators can capitalize on the massive bandwidth available in the millimeter-wave spectrum in the most cost-efficient way.”

Siklu will announce the first application of the transceiver at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain in mid-February. 

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