Front End Module addresses ZigBee-based applications.

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Measuring 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.5 mm, RF6525 meets/exceeds system requirements of ZigBee® applications operating in 2.4-2.5 GHz band and supports multiple applications. It integrates +20 dBm PA with Tx harmonic output filter in transmit path and low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass mode in receive path. Other components include DPDT diversity transfer switch and 2-port, 50 ohm Rx/Tx integrated balun that simplifies matching and provides balanced I/O signals for Tx and Rx paths.



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RFMD Introduces RF6525 Front End Module for ZigBee®-Based Smart Energy and ISM Applications



RFMD and Ember Accelerate Time-to-Market With Complete Reference Design

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced the availability of the RF6525 front end module (FEM). RFMD's highly integrated RF6525 FEM meets or exceeds the system requirements of ZigBee(R) applications operating in the 2.4 GHz - 2.5 GHz frequency band and supports multiple applications, including smart energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), home area network (HAN), wireless ZigBee(R) home automation, portable battery powered equipment, and general 2.4 GHz ISM band systems.

Designed in collaboration with Ember Corporation to create the RF6525/EM357 reference design, the feature-rich RF6525 integrates a +20dBm PA with a Tx harmonic output filter in the transmit path, and a low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass mode in the receive path. The RF6525 also includes a low insertion loss, high isolation, double-pole double-throw (DPDT) diversity transfer switch and a two-port 50 ohm Rx/Tx integrated balun that simplifies matching and provides balanced input and output signals for both the Tx and Rx paths.

The RF6525 is ideal for ZigBee(R) systems operating with high efficiency requirements and a minimum output power of 20 dBm. In the receive path, the Rx chain provides 11.5 dB of typical gain with only 7 mA of current and an excellent noise figure of 2.5 dB. The high level of integration and industry-leading form factor of the RF6525 (3.5mm x 3.5mm x 0.5mm) minimize end customer product footprint and reduce assembly costs and external discrete component count. The complete reference design approach, pairing RFMD's RF6525 FEM with Ember's EM357, shortens customer design time and accelerates time-to-market, while delivering industry-leading product performance.

Availability and Pricing
Samples and pre-production quantities of the RF6525 are immediately available with volume shipments expected to begin in June. The RF6525 is priced at $1.69 in volumes of 10,000.

About RFMD
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies. 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.

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