RFMD Introduces New Family of Wireless Infrastructure VCOs
Highly Integrated VCOs Demonstrate Leading RF Performance and are 75% Smaller Than Existing Solutions
GREENSBORO, N.C., May 19, 2010
(GlobeNewswire 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 availability of a new family of laminate-based VCOs for cellular infrastructure and other high
performance wireless transceiver applications. The new RFVC975x product family leverages RFMD's expertise in the
design and manufacture of low phase noise discrete VCOs, as well as RFMD's proprietary MicroShield(R) integrated
RF shielding technology and RFMD's industry-leading scale in laminate multi-chip modules (MCMs).
RFVC975x family offers phase noise performance that meets or exceeds the requirements of 2G, 3G, and 4G (LTE and
WiMAX) cellular base stations. Compared to the current generation of monolithic VCOs, the RFVC975x family of
laminate VCOs provides improved phase noise and lower current consumption, lowering energy consumption and
improving base station thermal management. The RFVC975x is also 75% smaller than today's signal source modules,
while providing the same low phase noise performance, satisfying the trend toward smaller base station sizes for
microcells and remote radio heads.
The RFVC975x family is a flexible platform that offers quick-turn
custom solutions in both frequency and output power. This solution provides the flexibility, performance and
current consumption of existing VCO modules, with the size advantage of monolithic VCOs. As wireless
infrastructure migrates to remote radio heads and distributed base stations, system designers are increasingly
seeking solutions that push the performance envelope. The innovative RFVC975x family of laminate VCOs leverages
RFMD's product leadership in VCOs and core competitive advantages to drive measurable advances in the key
performance categories of size, weight and current consumption.
Availability and Pricing
Samples of the RFVC975x product family are immediately available, with
production shipments expected in September. Pricing is available upon request by contacting an RFMD sales
representative or by visiting www.rfmd.com/purchase
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.
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