India’s first indigenous 4G/5G semiconductor chips unveiled by SIGNALCHIP


Bengaluru based semiconductor company “SIGNALCHIP” unveiled India’s first Indigenous Semiconductor Chips for 4G/LTE and 5G NR MODEMs at an event in New Delhi which was addressed by the Secretary, Telecom, Mrs Aruna Sundararajan.

She acknowledged the need for India to manufacture its own chips as Data Security is a huge concern in today’s world and informed that currently only 8 companies and few countries in the world can do the task, which makes the launch of Indigenous Chip a real sense “Make in India” for the World.

The following chips were launched by the SIGNALCHIP as part of its SCBM34XX and SCRF34XX/45XX series, code-named ‘Agumbe’:

  • SCBM3412: a single chip 4G/LTE modem including the baseband and transceiver sections in a single device
  • SCBM3404: a single chip 4X4 LTE baseband modem
  • SCRF3402: a 2X2 transceiver for LTE
  • SCRF4502: a 2X2 transceiver for 5G NR standards

The Radio Frequency (RF) sections cover all LTE/5G-NR bands up to 6GHz and they also support positioning using India’s own satellite navigation system, NAVIC.

The Agumbe series builds up on SCRF1401, India’s first RF transceiver chip for high performance wireless standards like 3G/4G and WiFi, created by Signalchip in 2015.

The combined multi-standard system-on-chip (SoC) are optimally designed to support evolving network architectures like Open RAN/CRAN with flexible interface configurations.