WCDMA-HSPA-Plus Power Amplifiers Suit Smart Phones, 3G Devices
Tue, 03/02/2010 - 5:27am
RF Micro Devices announced high volume production of its RF720x WCDMA/HSPA+ power amplifiers (PAs). The product family is comprised of seven PAs designed for smart phones and 3G devices implementing mode-specific, band-specific front end architectures. The RF720x product family accommodates all major WCDMA/HSPA+ bands and band combinations, and it is optimized to mate with reference designs from Qualcomm and other open market 3G chipset suppliers. RFMD’s mode-specific/band specific RF720x product family covers all major 3G frequencies (1-6, 8-11) and provides desirable performance and design flexibility. Each RF720x PA is designed with digitally controlled power modes that are said to optimize performance to increase battery life in both 3G voice and 3G data operation.