Chapter 2

CMOS Transceivers for Modern Cellular Terminals

Hooman Darabi,    Broadcom Corporation, Irvine, CA, USA

Introduction

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 [1]. 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 [2]. Similar to most other standards, the main drive behind the ...

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