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PA module ups TRP in GSM/GPRS handsets

Posted: 02 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:power amplifier? PA? GSM/GPRS? RFMD? PowerStar?

RF3196 PA module from RFMD

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) unveiled the RF3196 power amplifier module for GSM/GPRS handsets. The company said the enhanced power control capabilities of the RF3196 improve Total Radiated Power (TRP) and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) performance in mobile communication devices.

The RF3196 power amplifier module includes a new power flattening technology, VBAT tracking and RFMD's patented PowerStar technology to provide a complete power control system. The improved TRP and SAR performance of the RF3196 reduces current variation by 50 percent into non-ideal (3:1) loads, also known as antenna mismatch. The RF3196 is pin-for-pin compatible with the company's high-volume RF3166 PowerStar power amplifier module, thus providing an easy migration path for customers seeking improved TRP and SAR performance in handsets.

The RF3196 complies fully with RoHS and is currently available for $1.18 in quantities of 1 million pieces.

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