Integrated Front End Module enhances wireless applications.

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Supplied in 3.0 x 3.0 mm QFN package, RF3482 front end module (FEM) integrates WiFi power amplifier with SP3T switch for 2.4-2.5 GHz ISM band applications. Integration of complete switch functionality enables routing of WiFi and Bluetooth® receive/transmit signals to 2 SoC transceivers. Additionally, SP3T switch can act as splitter to transmit or receive Bluetooth and WLAN signals simultaneously. Other features include Rx balun and 2,170 MHz filtering and harmonic attenuation.



Original Press Release:



RFMD Introduces RF3482 Single-Chip Integrated Front End Module



GREENSBORO, N.C. -- 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 RF3482 front end module (FEM). RFMD's highly integrated RF3482 single-chip FEM integrates a WiFi power amplifier with a single-pole, three-throw (SP3T) switch for 2.4 GHz to 2.5 Ghz ISM band applications.

By integrating the complete switch functionality, the RF3482 is able to route WiFi and Bluetooth(R) receive/transmit signals to two system-on-chip (SOC) transceivers, a typical design architecture implemented in a wide range of high-performance consumer electronics and handset/handheld WiFi applications. Additionally, the SP3T switch can act as a splitter to transmit or receive Bluetooth(R) and WLAN signals simultaneously.

The highly integrated RF3482 satisfies the need for aggressive size reductions for 802.11b/g front-end designs by realizing up to a 50% size reduction versus current discrete designs, while at the same time greatly reducing the number of components outside the core chipset. The RF3482 integrates a 2.5 GHz b/g power amplifier with 16dBm of linear output power for higher efficiency and lower EVM for 11n applications. The RF3482 also integrates 2170MHz filtering and harmonic attenuation, reducing the need for a high loss/attenuation filter at the FEM output and increasing the output power at the antenna. An integrated Rx balun eliminates the requirement for tuning components between the FEM and the SoC while the direct-to-battery connection eliminates the need for additional DC circuitry. The RF3482 is fully tested and is packaged in a small form factor 3.0 mm x 3.0 mm QFN package.

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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Douglas DeLieto, VP of Investor Relations
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