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RF Micro : Linear power amplifier is designed for WiFi and WiMAX



RF Micro Devices, Inc. has introduced the RF5602 high-power, high-efficiency and high-linearity power amplifier (PA). The RF5602 is a 2 GHz linear PA designed for medium power applications including consumer premises equipment (CPE) and access point (AP) applications for WiFi and WiMAX.


Rohan Houlden, general manager of RFMD’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “RFMD’s expanding product portfolio for WiFi and WiMAX applications provides global customers the breadth and flexibility they require to accommodate the rapidly growing demand for wireless connectivity. The RF5602 leverages RFMD’s PA leadership and design expertise to deliver high output power while meeting customer requirements for linearity and low current consumption, thus easing customer implementation of traditional power supply, transmit efficiency and thermal performance concerns.”

Manufactured using RFMD’s advanced Indium Gallium Phosphide (InGaP) Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) semiconductor process technology, the RF5602 is optimized for use as the final RF amplifier in 802.16 e/d and 802.11 b/g/n applications. The RF5602 is also applicable for 2.4 GHz ISM band applications, PCS communications systems, and WiBro 2.3 GHz – 2.4 GHz applications. The RF5602 provides strong linearity and delivers world-class error vector magnitude (EVM) performance. — 2% EVM at 26 dBm output power, 5.0V — 2% EVM at 25 dBm output power, 4.2V — 3% EVM at 23.5 dBm output power, 3.3V Additional technical features include: — 3.3 to 5 V Supply Operation — Integrated input power detector on die — 32 dB to 34 dB small signal gain.

About RFMD:

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components. RFMD’s products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world’s leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.

Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD’s web site at www.rfmd.com.

RF Micro Devices Inc.
Irma Swain, Director, Communications Manager
7628 Thorndike Road
Greensboro, NC 27409-9421, USA
Tel: +1 336-931-6653


Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.


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