RF Micro Devices® Press Release - October 28, 2009
RFMD Introduces RFFC0085 Frequency Converter IC
Innovative CMOS IC Delivers Optimum Performance With Low Power Consumption and Low Signal Distortion
DENVER, Oct. 28, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency systems and solutions, today announced the introduction of the RFFC0085 frequency converter integrated circuit (IC). The CMOS-based RFFC0085 frequency converter IC is designed for use as an Out-of-Band (OOB) receive circuit tuner in cable industry and SATCOM-DBS set-top boxes, DOCSIS(R) Set-Top Gateways, OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP) CableCards, Tru2Way(TM) products and CableCard-equipped HDTVs.
The RFFC0085, which consists of an input AGC amplifier, mixer and a video/AGC amplifier, delivers optimum performance with low power consumption and low distortion. The RFFC0085 delivers a >50% reduction in DC power dissipation and a 55% or greater reduction in printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) area, versus competitive solutions. With +3.3VDC, it operates in its market segment's smallest package (3x3 mm QFN-16) with higher conversion gain and lower DC power dissipation than +5VDC tuners. The frequency converter's small footprint, combined with its industry-lowest external component count, make the RFFC0085 the ideal OOB receive circuit solution for space-constrained applications. This enables the cost-effective size reduction of consumer premises equipment (CPE), such as super-thin flat panel HDTVs and PCs.
The RFFC0085 is shipping in volume today and samples are available for immediate delivery.
RFMD is exhibiting at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo '09, October 28 - 30, in Denver, CO.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.
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