Scintera Reaches Major Milestone with Its Adaptive RF Power Amplifier Linearizer SoC

Over 50,000 chips deployed in the field with record of perfect reliability

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Scintera Networks, Inc., a leading provider of mixed signal semiconductors for wireless communications, today announced that it has reached a major milestone with more than 50,000 units of its SC1887 Adaptive RF Power Amplifier Linearizer (RFPAL) deployed in the field. Based on Scintera's RF predistortion technology, the SC1887 entered production in February 2010 and has been adopted by a broad range of customers for applications in the wireless infrastructure market.

The SC1887 has been deployed in CDMA and WCDMA systems including repeaters, remote radio heads and microwave point-to-point applications where standalone operation, high performance and long-term reliability are critical. Adoption is also quickly increasing in the UHF digital terrestrial broadcast market. Customers are enjoying 2x to 4x improvements in transmitter chain efficiency compared to their previous solutions operating in back off.

"We are pleased to announce this important milestone as it validates our innovative RF power amplifier (PA) linearizer family of products as being well suited for the most demanding cellular infrastructure applications. We are seeing strong customer demand and are continuing to ramp up production," said Davin Lee, chief executive officer of Scintera. "The SC1887 is filling the large gap between costly and difficult-to-implement active linearization solutions like digital predistortion and inefficient and power-hungry passive linearization, where the PA is operated in back off."

The SC1887 is packaged in a standard 64-pin, 9 x 9 mm QFN package enabling the implementation of the entire predistortion and linearization solution in less than 9 cm2 of board space. The compact solution is easily integrated directly into the most restricted form factors including PA modules.

About Scintera

Scintera is an industry leader in delivering high performance, compact and very low-power system-on-chip solutions to measure, modify and monitor RF signals and systems. The company's programmable analog signal processing architecture effectively combines digital programmability with the simplicity, small size and low power consumption of analog circuit processing. The first products to leverage this innovative architecture are its family of adaptive RF predistortion linearizers. Scintera's RF power amplifier linearizers (RFPAL) have achieved broad acceptance in the cellular infrastructure and digital terrestrial broadcast markets. Wide deployment in the field has proven that RFPAL can dramatically increase system efficiency and reduce costs in existing applications and is now also enabling novel high performance, cost sensitive and very compact 4G cellular systems. Scintera is privately held and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For further information, please visit

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