RFMD Expands Family of Transmit Modules for 3G Entry Phones
New Solutions Support Qualcomm, Infineon, And ST-Ericsson Chipsets
Spain, Feb 16, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD), a global leader
in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor
technologies, today announced the addition of four new products to RFMD's portfolio of 3G transmit modules.
The four new products - the
RF3171 - are designed to accelerate the implementation of 3G entry-level feature phones supporting one-to-two
bands of WCDMA and two-to-four bands of GSM/GPRS (also referred to as WGPRS). Each new transmit module (TxM)
features a GSM/GPRS power amplifier (PA) and an integrated pHEMT switch to support stringent 3G linearity
requirements, providing a highly integrated, low cost alternative to discrete RF front end implementations.
Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG), said, "As our customers are working to
bring smartphone-type features to mass market feature phones, RFMD is first to deliver a broad product family that
is cost- and feature set-optimized for this emerging and high growth category. We are forecasting strong customer
adoption of this new product family, and we continue to expect robust growth in 3G devices in calendar 2010."
RF3232 are optimized to support Infineon as well as other leading open-market 3G chipset suppliers. The
RF3231 is a dual-band GSM/GPRS TxM with one low-loss wideband transmit/receive (TRx) port and two
interchangeable GSM Rx ports. The
RF3231 also features an integrated switch, integrated harmonic filtering and RFMD's patented PowerStar(R)
integrated power control technology. The
RF3232 shares a feature set with the
RF3231 and increases functionality with one additional wideband TRx port. The
RF3230 is a quad-band TxM with two low-loss wideband TRx ports and four interchangeable GSM Rx ports. The
RF3171 adds Large Signal Polar EDGE capability to the lineup and is optimized to support Qualcomm and
ST-Ericsson 3G chipsets.
RFMD offers the industry's broadest and most innovative portfolio of radio
frequency components, including cellular power amplifier modules, cellular transmit modules, cellular switch and
filter modules, and front ends for Wi-Fi, WiMAX and GPS applications. RFMD's product portfolio for 3G applications
accommodates all major RF architectures, including existing mode-specific/band-specific and
mode-specific/multi-band architectures as well as emerging multimode/multi-band, converged architectures. RFMD
also supplies a broad portfolio of 2G/2.5G power amplifier-based and switch-based components optimized for 3G
handsets, providing a comprehensive RF product portfolio covering the entire cellular front end.
broad product portfolio is enabling a new generation of energy efficient, reduced size and lower cost smartphones,
cellular handsets and other mobile devices. RFMD's product portfolio is on display at the 2010 Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 15 to February 18.
Samples And Availability
Samples of the
RF3231 are available immediately, and samples of the
RF3171 will be available later in the March 2010 quarter. The
RF3232 will be production released and available for sampling in the June 2010 quarter. For pricing
information, please contact your local RFMD sales representative or visit
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture
of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies. 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.
Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified manufacturer with worldwide
engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the
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