Remote Radio Heads

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Remote radio heads (RRHs) have become one of the most important subsystems of today's new distributed base stations. The remote radio head contains the base station's RF circuitry plus analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog converters and up/down converters. RRHs also have operation and management processing capabilities and a standardized optical interface to connect to the rest of the base station. This will be increasingly true as LTE and WiMAX are deployed. Remote radio heads make MIMO operation easier; they increase a base station's efficiency and facilitate easier physical location for gap coverage problems. RRHs will use the latest RF component technology including GaN RF power devices and envelope tracking technology within the RRH RFPA.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Remote Radio Heads and the Revolution in Base Station Design
      • 1.1.1. Definition of a Remote Radio Head
      • 1.1.2. The Advantages of Using Remote Radio Heads
      • 1.1.3. Remote Radio Head Configurations
    • 1.2. The Remote Radio Head Market
      • 1.2.1. Remote Radio Head Forecast and Growth Potential
      • 1.2.2. Remote Radio Head Vendor Considerations
      • 1.2.3. Remote Radio Head Market Summary
  • 2. REMOTE RADIO HEADS TECHNOLOGY IMPLICATIONS
    • 2.1. Introduction to Remote Radio Heads
      • 2.1.1. What is a Remote Radio Head?
      • 2.1.2. Benefits of Remote Radio Heads
    • 2.2. RF Power Amplifier Considerations
      • 2.2.1. Linearity and Efficiency
      • 2.2.2. RF Power Semiconductors for RRH Use
    • 2.3. LNA Considerations
    • 2.4. Digital and Interface Components
      • 2.4.1. CPRI and OBSAI
      • 2.4.2. A Word about SDR and Remote Radio Heads
    • 2.5. Remote Radio Head Configurations
      • 2.5.1. Frequency
      • 2.5.2. Power Output
      • 2.5.3. Air Interface
      • 2.5.4. MIMO (Diversity)
      • 2.5.5. Multi-Sector Operation
    • 2.6. Remote Radio Head Physical Characteristics
    • 2.7. Active Antennas
      • 2.7.1. What Is an Active Antenna?
    • 2.8. The Impact of Active Antennas on Remote Radio Heads
  • 3. THE REMOTE RADIO HEAD MARKETPLACE
    • 3.1. Market Overview
    • 3.2. The Remote Radio Head Forecast
      • 3.2.1. Forecast Methodology
      • 3.2.2. Total Remote Radio Head Revenue and Shipments
      • 3.2.3. Remote Radio Head Revenue and Shipments by Air Interface
      • 3.2.4. Remote Radio Head Revenue and Shipments by Frequency
      • 3.2.5. Remote Radio Head Revenue and Shipments by RF Power Output
      • 3.2.6. Remote Radio Head ASP
      • 3.2.7. Remote Radio Head Market Share by Vendor
      • 3.2.8. Remote Radio Head Revenue, Standalone versus System Based
      • 3.2.9. Remote Radio Head Revenue by Interface, CPRI versus OBSAI
      • 3.2.10. Remote Radio Head Revenue by RFPA Device Technology
      • 3.2.11. Remote Radio Head Revenue, SDR versus Conventional
      • 3.2.12. Remote Radio Heads and Active Antennas
  • 4. COMPANY PROFILES AND ANALYSES
    • 4.1. AceAxis
    • 4.2. Alcatel-Lucent
    • 4.3. Analog Devices, Inc.
    • 4.4. Andrew (CommScope, Inc.)
    • 4.5. Bravo Tech, Inc.
    • 4.6. Ericsson AB
    • 4.7. Hitachi, Ltd.
    • 4.8. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    • 4.9. MTI RadioComp
    • 4.10. NEC Corporation
    • 4.11. Nokia Siemens Networks
    • 4.12. Powerwave Technologies, Inc.
    • 4.13. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • 4.14. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    • 4.15. TE Connectivity Ltd.(ADC)
    • 4.16. Xilinx, Inc.
    • 4.17. ZTE Corp.
  • 5. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 6. ACRONYMS
  • 7. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
    • 7.1. Scope of Study
    • 7.2. Sources and Methodology
    • 7.3. Notes

Charts

  1. Total Remote Radio Head Revenue
  2. Total Remote Radio Head Shipments
  3. Remote Radio Head Revenue by Air Interface
  4. Remote Radio Head Shipments by Air Interface
  5. Remote Radio Head Revenue by Frequency
  6. Remote Radio Head Shipments by Frequency
  7. Remote Radio Head Revenue by RF Power Output
  8. Remote Radio Head Revenue by RF Power Output
  9. Remote Radio Head Shipments by RF Power Output
  10. Remote Radio Head Shipments by RF Power Output
  11. Remote Radio Head ASP, High - Average - Low
  12. Remote Radio Head Revenue, Standalone Versus System Based
  13. Remote Radio Head Revenue, Standalone Versus System Based
  14. Remote Radio Head Revenue by Interface, CPRI Versus OBSAI
  15. Remote Radio Head Revenue by Interface, CPRI Versus OBSAI
  16. Remote Radio Head Revenue by RFPA Device Technology
  17. Remote Radio Head Revenue by RFPA Device Technology
  18. Remote Radio Head Revenue, SDR Versus Conventional
  19. Remote Radio Head Revenue, SDR Versus Conventional
  20. Remote Radio Head Market Share by Vendor