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Quad-band transmit module provides full GSM/EDGE capability

Posted: 23 Feb 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:TriQuint? transmit module? TQM6M5001? GSM? EDGE?

TriQuint Semiconductor announced the release of its latest quad-band transmit module, the TQM6M5001, which has the same size footprint of its predecessor and provides full GSM/EDGE capability.

Like its predecessor, the module offers a highly integrated, highly efficient design for reducing battery consumption, speeding time-to-market and enabling smaller handset form factors that consumers favor.

According to the press release, the TQM6M5001 enables the higher EDGE bandwidth services sought after by wireless phone users. Its high-level integration allows phone designers to move from the GPRS of GSM service to full EDGE, which affords data rates up to three times faster than GPRS. The new module, measuring 6-by-6-by-1.1mm3, is touted as the smallest of its kind and supports full GPRS Class 12 operation.

Additionally, TQM6M5001 has been optimized for high GSM/EDGE efficiency and EDGE power class E2 operation while maintaining exceptional margin in system critical parameters like adjacent channel power rejection and error vector magnitude in all four bands. The built-in power and switch control IC has no need for any external reference voltage, which greatly simplifies phone design efforts and reduces overall system costs by speeding manufacturing and reducing the number of external matching components, TriQuint said. The transmit module also offers high flexibility in its bias interface and features quiescent current states from zero bit to continuous bias, which enables phone designers to maximize current savings that can result in extended mobile device battery life.

The TQM6M5001 module is fabricated using the company's InGaP HBT and pHEMT process technologies. Samples of the TQM6M5001 GSM/EDGE quad-band transmit module are already available.

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