CMOS Transceivers for Modern Cellular Terminals
Hooman Darabi, Broadcom Corporation, Irvine, CA, USA
The cellular handset market is expected to ship a total worldwide volume in excess of 1.2 billion mobile phones with semiconductor content valued at close to $20 billion dollars per year in 2013 . The handset market segment that is leading the growth for the entire handset industry is the ultra-low-cost segment. The CAGR (cumulative annualized growth rate) for this segment is 58% (2006–2014) which is significantly larger than the smartphone segment of 18% CAGR (2006–2014), the next largest segment, with all other segments facing negative growth rates . Similar to most other standards, the main drive behind the ...