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Glossary

The glossary contains terms and acronyms that are used in this document.

Band-Pass Filter (BPF)

An electronic device or circuit that passes frequencies within a certain range and rejects frequencies outside that range.

BPF

DC

Direct Current

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

A sudden discharge of electric current between two electrically charged objects.

ESD

Global Positioning System (GPS)

A satellite-based radio navigation system that provides its users with accurate location and time information over the globe.

GPS

GPIO

General-Purpose Input/Output

GPIOTE

General-Purpose Input/Output Tasks and Events

Human Body Model (HBM)

Simulates a charged person discharging to ground through a circuit.

HBM

Integrated Circuit (IC)

A semiconductor chip consisting of fabricated transistors, resistors, and capacitors.

IC

Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA)

In a radio receiving system, an electronic amplifier that amplifies a very low-power signal without significantly degrading its signal-to-noise ratio.

LNA

MIPI RF Front-End Control Interface (RFFE)

A dedicated control interface for the RF front-end subsystem. MIPI Alliance

MIPI RFFE

Power Amplifier (PA)

A device used to increase the transmit power level of a radio signal.

PA

Printed Circuit Board (PCB)

A board that connects electronic components.

PCB

Programmable Peripheral Interconnect (PPI)

Enables peripherals to interact autonomously with each other using tasks and events independent of the CPU.

PPI

Right Hand Circular Polarization (RHCP)

Circular polarization in which the electric field vector rotates in a right-hand sense with respect to the direction of propagation.

RHCP

Serial Wire Debug (SWD)

A standard two-wire interface for programming and debugging ArmĀ® CPUs

SWD

Subscriber Identity Module (SIM)

A card used in User Equipment (UE) containing data for subscriber identification.

SIM

System in Package (SiP)

A number of integrated circuits, often from different technologies, enclosed in a single module that performs as a system or subsystem.

SiP

System on Chip (SoC)

A microchip that integrates all the necessary electronic circuits and components of a computer or other electronic systems on a single integrated circuit.

SoC

Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC)

A new generation Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) used in UE for ensuring the integrity and security of personal data.

UICC

Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM)

A card used in UE containing data for subscriber identification.

USIM

User Equipment (UE)

Any device used by an end-user to communicate. The UE consists of the Mobile Equipment (ME) and the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC).

UE