16 April 2021
MixComm joins OpenRF Association
Fabless semiconductor company MixComm Inc of Chatham, NJ, USA has joined the OpenRF Association, an open industry consortium dedicated to creating a 5G ecosystem of functionally interoperable hardware and software across RFFE (RF front-end) and chipset platforms. As the organization’s newest associate member, MixComm will work with founding members Qorvo, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek and others to drive adoption of 5G technology.
“As a 5G mmWave RF front-end IC and subsystem provider, we see the need and importance of an open and interoperable ecosystem,” says MixComm’s CEO Mike Noonen. “Our ‘Antennas to Algorithm’ product strategy fits perfectly with OpenRF. We’re thrilled to join this association and support its mission to improve time to market, performance and cost while allowing for product differentiation,” he adds.
“MixComm is the first company with a focus on mmW technology to join OpenRF,” notes OpenRF’s president Kevin Schoenrock. “Leveraging their sub-system and unique software expertise, we look forward to the contributions MixComm will bring to the organization,” he adds. “As use cases for mmW technology expand in conjunction with 5G cellular applications, evolving the capabilities of an open and interoperable eco-system is important for the industry.”
With a background in mmWave and RF-SOI (silicon-on-insulator) innovations, MixComm brings unique expertise to OpenRF. The firm’s products, such as the SUMMIT 2629 5G 28GHz beam-forming front-end IC, address fundamental challenges that come with 5G mmWave links. MixComm believes that, by working with other association members, best-in-class mmWave configurable solutions can be driven to market faster.