RFMD® Expands Wireless Product Portfolio
with Highly Integrated Variable Gain Amplifier
Sr. Manager, Communications
Greensboro, NC, June 20, 2012– 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 release of the
– a highly integrated one-quarter watt (¼W) analog-controlled variable gain amplifier (VGA).
VGA features external matching to allow operation in all RF bands between 400 to 2700 MHz with a single module.
The RFVA0016 delivers 24 dBm output compression power with 25dB gain and a temperature compensated 30 dB gain
range. Consuming only 185 mA, the ¼ W VGA delivers an exceptional linear POUT/DC power ratio and is ideal for
wireless infrastructure and general purpose RF applications.
John Pelose, general manager of RFMD’s
Wireless Products business unit, said, “The
integrates RFMD’s broadband, temperature-compensated SOI attenuator with a high-linearity driver amplifier to
offer an integrated broadband VGA solution for all cellular bands. This demonstrates RFMD’s long-standing
commitment to optimum technology matching® and our ability to deliver industry-leading performance by integrating
multiple technologies into a single component.”
VGA features a unique linear attenuation slope that can be reversed to a positive or a negative slope via a mode
logic pin. The attenuation is controlled by a single 0-volt to 3.3-volt positive supply. The
is packaged in a small 5 mm x 5 mm, 32-pin laminate multi-chip module (MCM) and is QFN footprint-compatible.
RFMD is exhibiting the
at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium through June 22 in Booth 1210 at the Palais des congress convention
center, in Montreal, Canada.
Samples and production quantities are
available through RFMD’s online store or through local RFMD sales channels.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: 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.
Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified manufacturer with worldwide
engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the
symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at www.rfmd.com.
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