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Power amp for WCDMA, LTE/4G apps

Posted: 01 Mar 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:power amplifier? WCDMA? 4G/LTE?

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) has expanded its portfolio of power amplifiers (PA) with the roll out of six 4G/LTE PAs. The devices deliver superior peak efficiency and current consumption in LTE mode and complement RFMD's first-generation family of PAs for WCDMA applications, described the company.

RFMD's ultra-high efficiency product family now covers WCDMA bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8, and LTE bands 4, 7, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20 and 21 with the new releases. The PAs deliver ultra-high peak efficiency of 42-44 percent in LTE mode, significantly above competitive product portfolios, boasted RFMD. The LTE PAs also offer unprecedented linearity at the highest power conditions, enabling bandwidths up to 20MHz and resulting in higher data transfers for smartphones and other high-performance data-centric connected devices, added the company.

"As RFMD's customers continue to push the limits on band count and form factor, this is creating an unprecedented opportunity for RFMD to solve the increasingly complex RF challenges related to battery life and thermal performance. We expect strong growth and market share gains in 3G and 4G/LTE as our ultra-high efficiency product portfolio continues to expand," stated Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's cellular products group

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