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RFMD beefs up 3G front end lineup

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:power amplifier? 3G? W-CDMA? HSDPA?

RF Micro Devices Inc. has expanded its portfolio of 3G front ends with the RF3267 and RF6266 W-CDMA/HSDPA power amplifiers (PAs).

The PAs are designed to support the critical needs of next-generation, multiband, multimode 3G handsets and smart phones. Based upon current customer forecasts and design activity, RFMD anticipates volume shipments of the RF3267 and RF6266 to commence in the current quarter.

The RF3267 is a Band 1 (1920- to 1980MHz) W-CDMA/HSDPA PA with a digitally controlled low-power mode, which allows operation up to 19dBm with reduced current consumption. The RF3267 features an integrated coupler, which allows handset designers to eliminate the external coupler traditionally placed at the output of the PA. The integration of additional functionality is achieved in a 3mm x 3mm x 0.9mm package size. By maintaining pin-for-pin compatibility with the highly successful prior generation PA, RFMD's RF3267 assists handset OEMs seeking to shrink handset RF sections in support of more compact and thinner devices.

RFMD's RF6266 W-CDMA/HSDPA PA combines a similar feature set to the RF3267 with a compact 3mm x 3mm x 0.9mm package and the ability to operate in either Band 5 (824- to 849MHz) or Band 8 (880- to 915MHz). Used in combination, the RF3267 and RF6266 provide a compact solution for multiband, multimode 3G handset designs targeted for the North American or European Union markets.

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