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GSM/EDGE PAM occupies less phone board space

Posted: 24 Feb 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:TriQuint? TQM7M5003? GSM/EDGE-polar PAM?

TriQuint Semiconductor announced the release of its latest quad-band GSM/EDGE-polar power amplifier module (PAM), the TQM7M5003, as a key member of its EDGE and WCDMA total RF front-end strategy.

The new module provides GSM/GPRS and EDGE efficiency for wireless handsets in a standard industry footprint. Greater efficiency translates into longer battery life for next-generation wireless phones, particularly as the EDGE standard targets increased data rates needed for new multimedia / data-intensive applications, TriQuint said. The module's size and height make it suitable for the slim-line, compact form factors that phone manufacturers and consumers favor.

According to the press release, the TQM7M5003 is intended for use in GSM/EDGE wireless handsets and data cards in the GSM 850/900/1,800/1,900 bands. It is optimized for operation with Qualcomm's multi-mode transceiver chipsets and supports both class 12 GPRS mode and E2 open loop polar EDGE mode.

"Our new EDGE PA module includes a superior power controller which, in conjunction with the GaAs HBT amplifier, provides consistent AM/AM and AM/PM (amplitude to phase) characteristics over temperature, frequency, input power and battery voltage," said Paul Cooper, TriQuint product marketing manager. "We believe we're truly offering the customer exactly what the market has been asking for: a smaller module that occupies less phone board space with superior efficiency for longer talk-times, all in a form factor that requires no external bypass components, no external Vcc routing and no directional coupler."

Samples and production quantities of the TQM7M5003 PAM are already available.

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