ANADIGICS' HELP3E(TM) Dual-Band Power Amplifiers Enable Sierra Wireless' 4G AirPrime MC7700, AirPrime MC7710, and AirPrime MC7750 Wireless Modules
Warren, NJ - ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that the Company is shipping production volumes of its third generation High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP3E(TM)) dual-band power amplifiers (PAs) to Sierra Wireless. Sierra Wireless' AirPrime MC7700 and MC7750 embedded modules are powered by ANADIGICS' AWU6615. The AirPrime MC7710 is enabled by the AWU6618.
"Our AirPrime MC Series embedded modules help our customers take full advantage of new 4G network technologies," said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Computing for Sierra Wireless. "With unprecedented throughput, these modules open up new opportunities for mobile computing, multimedia, and HD video applications. The superior performance and reliability of ANADIGICS' HELP3E(TM) power amplifiers play a critical role in our AirPrime MC series and support our efforts to deliver superior network 3G and 4G connectivity."
"ANADIGICS is proud to be a part of the Sierra Wireless success story," said Michael Canonico, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at ANADIGICS. "The AirPrime MC series unleashes the full potential of mobile devices by leveraging the latest 3G and 4G technologies. Our strong portfolio of industry-leading power amplifiers, high-volume manufacturing prowess, and exceptional quality enable ANADIGICS to contribute to the development of current generation and next generation mobile platforms."
ANADIGICS' HELP3E(TM) PAs use the Company's exclusive InGaP-Plus(TM) technology to achieve optimal efficiency across low-range and mid-range output power levels and provide low quiescent currents. The compact 3 mm by 5 mm HELP3E(TM) dual-band PAs feature an integrated voltage regulator. This level of integration reduces printed circuit board (PCB) space by 25% compared with current generation dual-band solutions.
HELP3E(TM) Key Facts and Highlights:
o World-Class Performance
o Three mode states to achieve high power-added efficiencies at low-range and mid-range output power levels
o Exceptionally low quiescent current of 4 mA
o Best-in-class linearity at maximum output power
o Industry-Leading Integration
o Two independent PAs in a single package
o 3 mm by 5 mm footprint
o Internal voltage regulation
o Integrated RF coupler
o WCDMA/UMTS, HSPA, and HSPA+ compliant
HELP3E(TM) Key Specifications:
ANADIGICS' HELP3E(TM) Dual-Band PA Family Includes:
Part Number Frequency Bands Efficiency Quiescent Current
1710 MHz to 1785 MHz 37% @ +28.2 dBm
(Bands 3, 4, & 9) 22% @ +17 dBm
AWU6613 1920 MHz to 1980 MHz 9% @ +8.5 dBm 4 mA
824 MHz to 849 MHz 39% @ +28.5 dBm
(Band 5) 23% @ +17 dBm
AWU6615 1850 MHz to 1910 MHz 9% @ +9 dBm 4 mA
824 MHz to 849 MHz 39% @ +28.5 dBm
(Bands 5 & 6) 22% @ +17 dBm 4 mA
AWU6616 1920 MHz to 1980 MHz 10% @ +8.5 dBm
880 MHz to 915 MHz 39% @ +28.4 dBm
AWU6618 (Band 8) 23% @ +17 dBm 4 mA
1920 MHz to 1980 MHz 9% @ +9 dBm
Samples of the HELP3E(TM) PAs are available now. Evaluation kits are available upon request.
ANADIGICS will exhibit at the 2011 Mobile World Congress from February 14-17 in Barcelona, Spain. Visitors to the ANADIGICS exhibit will learn why advanced reference designs and leaders in mobile communication equipment are specifying ANADIGICS solutions in their 3G and 4G designs. Visit ANADIGICS' exhibit located at STAND2C19, HALL 2 or visit the Virtual Press Room for more information.
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About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) offers industry-leading mobile computing and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications products and solutions that connect people, devices, and applications over cellular networks. Wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers, enterprises and government organizations around the world depend on us for reliable wireless technology. We offer 2G, 3G and 4G wireless modems, routers and gateways as well as a comprehensive suite of software, tools, and services that ensure our customers can successfully bring wireless applications to market. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit www.sierrawireless.com.
About ANADIGICS, Inc.
ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) delivers integrated radio frequency (RF) solutions that OEMs and ODMs demand to optimize the performance of wireless, broadband and cable applications across all major networks and standards. ANADIGICS features a diverse portfolio of highly linear, highly efficient RFICs. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, the company's award-winning products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers and other components that can be purchased individually or packaged as integrated RF and front-end modules. For more information, visit www.anadigics.com.
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