TechInsights’ Radu Trandafir takes a closer look at the three mmWave antenna modules used by Apple in the iPhone 12/13 which mark an interesting departure from the “traditional” Qualcomm-based architecture at the implementation level.
Like Bluetooth, the UWB is a short-range, low-power, radio-based communication technology whose primary purpose is for location discovery and device ranging. However, UWB offers a multitude of different functions, such as fast and reliable file-sharing features and secure transactions.
TechInsights comments on what the main reasons for this integration are, other innovations throughout the GaN die, and how there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach in regard to power semiconductor devices.
Dick James, a Senior Fellow and Technology Analyst with TechInsights, entered the semiconductor industry in 1970, working for Philips Semiconductor. In this blog, he presents a retrospective of gate technology, ranging from 1971’s 10-micron design rules (!) through to the more modern 5-nanometer.
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