RFMD Expands Portfolio of Broadband Components With New IQ Modulators Featuring Integrated Local Oscillators
-- RFMD's World-Class IQ Modulators Drive Superior Integration and Industry-Leading Performance
N.C., May 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 it has extended its portfolio of broadband components to include two new low power IQ Modulators
featuring integrated fractional-N synthesizers and voltage controlled oscillators (VCO).
are broadband devices capable of generating output frequencies from 45MHz to 2700MHz. They are
suitable for a wide range of applications, including satellite communications, Point-to-Point radio, software
defined radio, and other wireless and wireline applications requiring QPSK/QAM modulators. The broadband nature of
the components and the integration of the local oscillator offer customers a competitive combination of
functionality, versatility, and size.
The RFMD2080 features a baseband interface incorporating programmable
filtering and gain control. Optimized for low power operation, the device has current consumption of 150mA from a
3V supply, allowing customers to create more environmentally friendly systems with reduced power consumption. Both
the RFMD2080 and RFMD2081 are programmable using a simple 3-wire serial interface and offered in QFN 5x5mm
Alastair Upton, general manager of RFMD's Broadband Components Business Unit, said,"RFMD's new IQ
Modulator products significantly reduce implementation size and complexity, power consumption and cost for our
customers. We are very pleased to offer these market-leading devices, which leverage our optimal technology
matching (OTM®) strategy and highlight our 'green' approach to product development and performance."
will exhibit the above components at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2011, June 6-8, at the
Baltimore Convention Center, in Booth 1402.
Samples and production quantities are available
now through RFMD's online store at
or through local RFMD sales channels.
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