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RFMD delivers transceivers, PAs to Motorola

Posted: 22 Oct 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:rf micro devices? polaris total radio? gsm/gprs transceivers? powerstar power amplifier? motorola mpx220?

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) has announced volume production shipments of POLARIS TOTAL RADIO GSM/GPRS transceivers and PowerStar power amplifier (PA) modules for use in the Motorola MPx220 handset.

The MPx220 is among multiple handsets expected to incorporate RFMD's POLARIS transceivers, as well as RFMD's PowerStar PAs. RFMD claimed that its POLARIS transceivers and PAs, which are optimized to work together, lower bill of material costs and extend battery life for feature-rich advanced multi-media wireless devices.

Alastair Upton, general manager of the digital cellular product line at RFMD, said,

"This is the first of several GPRS and GPRS/EDGE devices that will be available in the market this month using POLARIS radios. This is a significant achievement in the history of RFMD, and we look forward to quickly supporting additional GPRS as well as next-generation EDGE handsets with our POLARIS transceivers and industry-leading PAs."

Upton continued, "Our next-generation POLARIS transceiver offers handset manufacturers an important combination of proprietary features, including receive sensitivity across all four bands, a fractional-N based modulation architecture that reduces transmit power consumption by 30 to 50 percent, digital baseband interfaces and superior levels of integration, all of which provide our customers lower bill of material (BOM) costs, simplified RF architecture and accelerated time to market."

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