that only need to be equipped with a few external components specific to the application. The advantage of RFIC technology over discrete RF circuits lies primarily in the shorter development time and the resulting time-to-market
(T2M).DVB, DMB, MediaFLO, etc.) and in proprietary RF communication systems. There are transceivers and RF power amplifiers, broadband modulators, microwave mixers, RF oscillators and fast A/D converters. RFICs use many well-known technologies and electronic circuits with transistors and field-effect transistors
. Discrete circuits are superior to RFIC technology in some RF parameters, such as phase noise and selectivity, which can be 20 dB or more better than RFICs.