RF Micro Devices® Press Release - June 29, 2010
RFMD Introduces RF3482 Single-Chip Integrated Front End Module
GREENSBORO, N.C., Jun 29, 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 the RF3482 front end module (FEM). RFMD's highly integrated
RF3482 single-chip FEM integrates a WiFi power amplifier with a single-pole, three-throw (SP3T) switch for 2.4
GHz to 2.5 GHz ISM band applications.
integrating the complete switch functionality, the
RF3482 is able to route WiFi and Bluetooth(R) receive/transmit signals to two system-on-chip (SOC)
transceivers, a typical design architecture implemented in a wide range of high-performance consumer electronics
and handset/handheld WiFi applications. Additionally, the SP3T switch can act as a splitter to transmit or receive
Bluetooth(R) and WLAN signals simultaneously.
The highly integrated
RF3482 satisfies the need for aggressive size reductions for 802.11b/g front-end designs by realizing up to a
50% size reduction versus current discrete designs, while at the same time greatly reducing the number of
components outside the core chipset. The
RF3482 integrates a 2.5 GHz b/g power amplifier with 16dBm of linear output power for higher efficiency and
lower EVM for 11n applications. The
RF3482 also integrates 2170MHz filtering and harmonic attenuation, reducing the need for a high
loss/attenuation filter at the FEM output and increasing the output power at the antenna. An integrated Rx balun
eliminates the requirement for tuning components between the FEM and the SoC while the direct-to-battery
connection eliminates the need for additional DC circuitry. The
RF3482 is fully tested and is packaged in a small form factor 3.0 mm x 3.0 mm QFN package.
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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