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Front end PA modules boost multi-band GSM handset signals

Posted: 07 Feb 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:freescale semiconductor? mmm6015? power amplifier module? pa module?

Freescale Semiconductor Inc. announces the MMM6015 power amplifier (PA) module, which integrates power amplification, power control, low-pass filtering and antenna switching functions while enhancing the battery life of the handset.

Designed to reduce the amount of board space needed by more than 40 percent versus the current generation, the MMM6015 is suited for a wide variety of next generation GSM/GPRS phones.

Operating across the 850-, 900-, 1,800- and 1,900MHz bands, the MMM6015 is a front-end PA module for quad-, tri- and dual-band GSM handset applications. This module is designed to meet reduction requirements of hazardous materials in consumer electronics.

The MMM6015 integrates low pass harmonic filters and transmit and receive switches in a 6-by-8-by-1.15mm (h) module. It includes anti-saturation technology to prevent switching transients when the battery voltage sags from a low battery. The module also incorporates low band current limiting to prevent battery collapse under extreme conditions.

Samples are already available, with production targeted for second quarter 2005. The MMM6015 suggested resale price is $4.50 at 10,000-unit quantities.

- Janine Love

eeProductCenter




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