Northrop Grumman MMICs Meet FCC’s 5G Frequency Allocations

At the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2017 last week, Northrop Grumman Corporation’s business, Microelectronics Products and Services (MPS) reported that its Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) products are aligned with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 5G frequency allocations.

The company says that with the expanded 5G network frequencies, its technologies and products can offer low noise, high linearity, high output power, and frequency conversion across all of the 5G frequency bands. The company says that the products meet user requirements for providing multi-media access, high QoS, and anytime access. 

MPS’s low noise and high power technologies and products provide a differentiating advantage that allows operators the ability to maximize the number of users and revenue generation. The Northrop Grumman power amplifiers provide the high-linearity performance near peak output power levels required for complex modulations, which optimizes the data throughput within the FCC allocated bandwidth” said Chris Brown, general manager, Northrop Grumman MPS.  “This same performance advantage is realized in the 5G receivers through the use of the Northrop Grumman low noise amplifiers utilizing our GaAs and InP technologies. Between the power amplifiers, the low noise amplifiers and the mixers, we can address all of the 5G frequency bands”