RF Micro Devices® Press Release - May 31, 2011
RFMD Expands Portfolio of Broadband Components With New IQ Modulators
Featuring Integrated Local Oscillators
-- RFMD's World-Class IQ Modulators Drive Superior Integration and
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).
RFMD2081 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 packages.
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."
RFMD 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 http://www.rfmd.com/products
or through local RFMD sales channels.
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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