Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. has developed the LMTP3P series of hybrid multiplexer for smartphones. This product can branch to three frequency bands, and therefore it reduces the number of antennas and contributes to device size reduction when used with a wireless circuit. Steep attenuation and wide band transmission are achieved with Murata original technology that combines the properties of a multilayer ceramic and a SAW filter. Mass production of the hybrid multiplexer began this April.
*1. Carrier Aggregation is technology that improves communications speed by simultaneously using multiple LTE carrier waves. Intra-Band Carrier Aggregation uses the same frequency band while Inter-Band Carrier Aggregation uses differing frequency bands.
*2. MIMO stands for Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output, a technology that improves communications speed by using multiple transceiving antennas. LTE is starting to be used in wireless LAN.
*3. LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, classified as the fourth-generation communications method (4G), and its use enables high speed communication for mobile phone networks.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com