RFMD Expands Portfolio of RF Components to Include
-- 14 New Narrowband VCOs Cover 7.2 - 15.1 GHz Frequency Range and Target Growing
Narrowband MMIC VCOs with Integrated Dividers
BALTIMORE, June 6, 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 the expansion of its multi-market product portfolio to include the RFVC1831 — RFVC1844 family of MMIC
voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs). The 14 new narrowband VCOs are optimized for the point-to-point (P2P) radio
market, with cellular backhaul the leading application. The VCOs are also suited for satellite communications,
test & measurement, aerospace & defense, and other defense and commercial applications.
The P2P radio
market is growing rapidly, as the proliferation of smartphones and the increasing demand for mobile data are
forcing cellular operators to expand capacity in cellular backhaul networks. RFMD's new narrowband MMIC VCOs
satisfy operators' capacity expansion requirements by delivering industry-leading phase noise performance and
minimal power consumption. The VCOs also feature monolithic construction and exhibit superior performance related
to temperature, shock, and vibration.
Jeff Shealy, general manager of RFMD's Defense and Power business unit,
said, "RFMD's RFVC1831 through RFVC1844 MMIC VCOs complement our existing RFUV and RFRX product families of
integrated up-converters and down-converters and extend our commitment to providing the industry's most
comprehensive and most technically advanced product portfolio for point-to-point microwave radio applications."
The excellent phase noise performance of RFMD's RFVC1831 - RFVC1844 MMIC VCOs enables the development of
next-generation high capacity radios using complex modulation schemes. The VCOs also feature a common footprint,
providing radio designers extra flexibility in designing outdoor base station units (ODUs) covering discrete radio
bands from 6GHz to 38GHz. Finally, the VCOs feature integrated dividers that can be disabled if not required in
RFMD is exhibiting the above components at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium
2011, June 6-8, at the Baltimore Convention Center, in Booth 1402.Availability
and production quantities are available now through RFMD's online store at
or through local RFMD sales channels. Populated evaluation boards are also available.
VP of Investor Relations
RF Micro Devices