Maxim is to invest in Scintera Networks, Inc., who provide adaptive signal processing solutions for wireless communications. The partnership will enable rapid deployment of power-efficient small cell base stations for cellular infrastructure OEMs and network operators.

“Maxim’s, high-performance RF transceiver solutions, coupled with Scintera’s analogue pre-distortion technology, will offer small cell RF solutions and validated reference designs that reduce our customers’ design time and complexity,” said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President of Maxim’s Communications and Power Solutions Group. “The cellular industry has signalled a critical need for smaller power-efficient base stations.’

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand share in the base station market by working with a leader in high-performance RF transceiver solutions,” said Davin Lee, chief executive officer of Scintera. “Scintera’s solution is ideally suited for small cells as evidenced by our design wins over the past six months and working closely with Maxim will further accelerate this trend.”