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Murata Will Develop Radio Frequency (RF) Module Solutions for Terragraph

Kyoto, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)—-Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:6981) (ISIN:JP3914400001) announced today that it is developing a radio frequency (RF) for Terragraph ) Module solution. Terragraph is a Gigabit wireless technology developed by Facebook to meet the growing demand for reliable, high-speed Internet access in urban and suburban environments.

The Terragraph is partially implemented by installing a millimeter-wave RF module between base stations at intervals of 200 to 250 meters. The background of the solution is that high-speed networks are usually built by embedding fiber, but long-term and high-cost are major challenges. Compared to traditional networks, Terragraph has a short construction time and low deployment costs. The reason for this is that it is achieved by fixing a kit containing a millimeter wave RF module to an object such as a street lamp that is ubiquitous in the city.

Murata’s millimeter-wave RF module uses independently developed LTCC* to achieve stable communication quality in the millimeter wave band with high heat resistance and moisture resistance. This helps ensure a high quality network environment for Terragraph.

Norio Nakajima, Senior Executive Vice President and Representative Director of the Module Business Unit, said:” “With the popularity of 5G, the information society will be more common than ever and everyone can use it. Murata has advantages in communication and hardware, and we are happy to support Facebook’s Terragraph project to expand on high quality. Connected access.”

The product will be on display at Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Makuhari Exhibition Hall, Hall 7 H021) at CEATEC 2019 (media conference: October 14, 2019; extension: October 15-18).

* Abbreviation for low temperature co-fired ceramics: refers to ceramics fired at 1,000 ° C or lower.

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