RFMD Unveils Power Platform for Entry-Level 3G Handsets
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RF Micro Devices,
Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture
of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor
technologies, today announced the expansion of the Company's 3G product
portfolio to include a complete power platform for entry-level 3G handsets.
The RF323x power platform, comprised of the RF323x and RF72xx product
families, provides handset manufacturers a complete reference design
for the implementation of multi-region multimode 3G handset platforms.
RFMD's RF323x power platform addresses the challenges confronting
handset manufacturers as they seek to meet the increasing global demand
for affordable smartphones. Using RFMD's RF323x power platform, designers
of entry-level 3G smartphones can achieve the optimum balance of cost,
performance and flexibility in the RF front end while satisfying critical
requirements for quality and reliability in high-volume handset manufacturing.
Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group (CPG),
said, "Our customers see cost as a key driver in the entry-level 3G
segment and want flexible front end solutions that scale easily to address
multiple operator and regional requirements. Our high-efficiency 3G
entry power platforms provide a full array of tiered options at compelling
price points, setting the benchmark for ease of implementation and current
consumption in a single, scalable reference design."
RFMD's RF323x power platform features the high-efficiency PowerStar®-based
RF323x 2G transmit module with pin-compatible options supporting either
one or two bands of WCDMA. The pin-compatible WCDMA PAs are available
in two product family options. The first option, the RF724x family of
WCDMA power amplifiers, addresses all major frequency bands and delivers
industry-leading peak efficiency and DG.09 as low as 13 mA through the
use of multi-bias control. The second option, the RF722x family of WCDMA
power amplifiers, also addresses all major frequency bands and is optimized
for chipsets using 3-mode control schemes.
RFMD's RF323x power platform for entry-level 3G handsets is compatible
with major chipset providers including Qualcomm, Mediatek, Broadcom
and ST Ericsson. Samples are available now, and volume production is
anticipated in the March 2011 quarter.
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is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer
premises and communications equipment providers.
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with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD
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