RF Micro Devices® Press Release - June 23, 2009
RFMD® Introduces Highly Integrated, Multi-Use VCO for Military, Satcom, and Industrial Markets
New Amplifiers Deliver Superior Gain and Output Power, Up to 35 GHz
N.C., June 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the
design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, today introduced the
RFVC1800 -- a broadband voltage control oscillator (VCO) targeting multiple radio frequency (RF) markets. The
RFVC1800 is a single-placement integrated circuit (IC) with integrated resonator and buffer amplifier; it is
first in a family of broadband IC VCOs to be introduced by RFMD.
Jeff Shealy, VP and general manager of
RFMD's Defense and Power business unit, said, "We are pleased to release the
RFVC1800 and introduce RFMD's new family of broadband VCOs. The highly integrated
RFVC1800 draws upon RFMD's hybrid VCO design expertise to deliver a broadband, miniaturized MMIC VCO solution
targeting performance-driven RF requirements."
integrating the buffer amplifier and resonator and providing a single 5V supply, the
RFVC1800 reduces component count, streamlines engineering and promotes ease-of-use for global customers.
Additionally, by delivering excellent phase noise performance and broadband capabilities, the
RFVC1800 provides a highly integrated multi-purpose VCO solution that meets or exceeds the stringent design
requirements of engineers across multiple RF applications. Manufactured on RFMD's Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)
Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) process and packaged in a small 4 x 4 mm QFN package, the
RFVC1800 broadband VCO is optimized for use in radar, military communications, satellite communications, test
instrumentation and industrial/medical applications.
Samples of the
RFVC1800 VCO are available immediately and product revenue is expected in the September 2009 quarter.
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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