As more users tap into wireless-communications services, the demand on wireless-network capacity intensifies in both indoor and outdoor locations. This is driving carriers to expand their cellular/wireless infrastructure with minimum cost or disruption of service to wireless customers. Many carriers are turning to small cells as the solution. Small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) enhance quality of service, offer carriers a simple solution for each application, and increase network efficiency. This paper provides details on small cell output power, coverage area, and how pairing semiconductor technology with application is essential to achieve performance and network efficiency.