FBAR quintplexer targets single, dual antenna apps

San Jose, Calif. — Avago Technologies Inc. has announced its next-generation quintplexer for mobile handset applications. Leveraging the company's film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) technology, the miniature ACFM-7103 quintplexer is said to provide unprecedented PCS insertion loss for best-in-class power consumption and receiver sensitivity. Targeting CDMA mobile handsets, datacards, and fixed terminal applications such as femtocells, this quintplexer can be used in single and dual antenna applications.

The ACFM-7103 quintplexer integrates two duplexers, one filter, one triplexer and several other components, depending on the RF application. Thirty percent smaller than its predecessor, the ACFM-7103 is housed in a 4.0 x 7.0 x 1.2 mm package.

With an improved typical PCS Tx insertion loss of 1.9 dB (3.1 dB max), the ACFM-7103 significantly reduces power consumption by 50-70 mA, resulting in longer talk time and battery life. A reduction in typical PCS Rx insertion loss to 2.5 dB (3.6 dB max) also increases receiver sensitivity by 1 dB over previous generations. In addition, a 1.0 dB typical (1.7 dB max) GPS insertion loss results in excellent receiver sensitivity for wireless devices in the GPS chain, Avago said.

The ACFM-7103 will be showcased at the 2008 MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, June 15-20, in Atlanta, Ga. at booth number 1257.

Pricing: Starts at $3.00 in quantities of 10,000.
Availability: The ACFM-7103 is currently sampling and will be generally available in August 2008.
Product information: ACFM-7103 and RF products

Avago Technologies , 1-800-235-0312,

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