RF modules are multi functional and highperformance electronic component units that realize an analogue high-frequency circuit that controls communications among wireless devices by integrating various key devices.
This module is comprised of passive devices such as SAW filters that demultiplex high frequencies and LC filters, high power amplifiers in transmission, low distortion amplifiers in reception, antenna changeover switches, and other semiconductor devices, and is actively used for various types of wireless devices including smart phones and tablet PCs.
Murata, which internally develops various key devices that form the basis for module configuration and package technologies for modularization, is able to carry out integrated production. As a result, Murata has a strong competitive advantage in terms of business speed, production capability, and quality, in addition to performance.
With the arrival of 5G, which enables “highspeed large-capacity communication,” “multiple concurrent connection communication” and “low latency real-time communication,” RF modules for realizing further high frequency, expansion of frequency bands and dual connectivity, in addition to multiple frequency bands and carrier aggregation for communication systems up to 4G, will become necessary. In addition, the modularization of electronic components is expected to advance in line with the miniaturization and increased functionalities of wireless devices.
It is expected that the unique benefits of 5G are to promote the diversification of IoT devices and bring many conveniences to life and work. We consider that the expansion of IoT devices brought about by 5G will expand business opportunities not only with customers special izing in the communications market, such as smart phones and tablet PCs, but also with customers in new markets that we have not been involved with before.
In the 6G era, which is also called Beyond 5G, “ultra-low power consumption” and “ultra-reliable communication” are required. In order to survive in the global competition, we will continue to strengthen our “high technological capabilities” and “high-quality monozukuri (manufacturing)” that are the pride as a Japanese company that Murata has cultivated over the years.
Murata will promptly identify future market and customer needs, while also leveraging our competitive advantages to propose RF modules most suitable to customers, as we aim to be a company selected by customers.