AWR’s Microwave Office™ Software Used to Design indie, the World’s
Operator-independent RF Hardware Platform for LTE Smartphones
March 14, 2012 Press Release
El Segundo, CA – March 14, 2012
TDK company EPCOS, a leading manufacturer of electronic components,
modules and systems, and Pulse Electronics, a leading antenna manufacturer,
used AWR’s Microwave Office to design indie, a breakthrough technology
that answers the challenge from carriers in the Next Generation Mobile
Networks (NGMN) Alliance to develop a single, operator-independent RF
platform supporting all NGMN operator frequency bands.
indie, the world’s first operator-independent RF hardware platform for
global LTE smartphones enables for the first time global roaming and
downlink inter-band carrier aggregation for LTE mobile devices. It is
the only high-end platform in the industry that can be used by the majority
of operators with the same hardware configuration and no expensive modifications.
indie was designed with AWR’s Microwave Office electronic design automation
(EDA) software, which enabled the unique design of a three-feed antenna
system and RF front-end module architecture. Microwave Office allowed
indie designers to explore alternative design possibilities that resulted
in the elimination of the region-specific duplexer matching that is
necessary in single-feed architectures, such that universal operator-independent
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