Press Release Summary:
Penta-Band AWT6223 and AWT6225 power amplifiers are available in 6 x 8 x 1 mm modules and include internal voltage regulators. AWT6223 offers single-package GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA solution by combining IMT-band WCDMA operation with quad-band polar EDGE functionality, while 6225 integrates IMT-band WCDMA PA with quad-band GSM/GPRS capabilities. Using InGaP-Plus(TM) technology, HSDPA compliant products feature bipolar and field-effect transistor structures on same InGaP GaAs die.
Original Press Release:
ANADIGICS Announces World's First Penta-Band, Multi-Mode 3G (GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA) Power Amplifier
ANADIGICS' Single-Package Penta-Band WCDMA/EDGE & WCDMA/GPRS Power Amplifiers Reduce PCB Space Requirements, Simplify Design, and Increase Talk-Time
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14 / -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAD), a leading supplier of wireless and broadband solutions, today introduced at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona Spain, two new multi-mode, multi-band power amplifiers (PAs). The AWT6223 offers a single-package GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA solution by combining IMT-band WCDMA operation with quad-band polar EDGE functionality. The AWT6225 integrates an IMT-band WCDMA PA with quad-band GSM/GPRS capabilities. The new High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) compliant multi-mode power amplifiers allow wireless handset manufacturers to satisfy the growing demand for 3G high-speed multimedia services, while saving 25% printed circuit board (PCB) space compared with typical multi-module solutions.
"ANADIGICS' new multi-mode 3G power amplifiers, which integrate GSM/GPRS and EDGE functions in the same package, offer customers a significant size reduction in terms of board space and height, enabling ultra-thin wireless product designs," said Dr. Ali Khatibzadeh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Products at ANADIGICS. "The best-in-class integration and performance offered by these power amplifiers help to overcome the challenges that arise from complex multi-PA RF designs and increase ANADIGICS dollar content per 3G handset."
ANADIGICS' new family of multi-mode 3G PAs utilizes the Company's second-generation High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP2(TM)) technology to reduce WCDMA average power consumption by 50%. In WCDMA mode, the power amplifier offers outstanding efficiencies of 43% at 28.5 dBm and 21% at +16 dBm, resulting in longer battery life and additional talk-time. In GSM mode, the power amplifiers provide efficiency of 55% in the GSM850/900 bands and 50% in the DCS/PCS bands.
Bands IMT-Band WCDMA IMT-Band WCDMA
Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE Quad-Band GSM/GPRS
WCDMA Efficiency 43% at +28.5 dBm 43% at +28.5 dBm
21% at +16 dBm 21% at +16 dBm
Quiescent Current 16 mA 16 mA
GSM/GPRS GSM850/900: 55% @ +35.5 dBm GSM850/900: 55% @ +35.5 dBm
Efficiency DCS/PCS: 50% @ +33.5 dBm DCS/PCS: 50% @ +33.5 dBm
EDGE Efficiency GSM850/900: 25% @ +29 dBm --
DCS/PCS: 30% @ +28.5 dBm
ANADIGICS' new multi-mode PAs use the Company's exclusive InGaP-Plus(TM) technology, which integrates bipolar and field-effect transistor (FET) structures on the same InGaP GaAs die. The new penta-band power amplifiers are offered in compact 6 mm by 8 mm by 1 mm modules and include an internal voltage regulator. Both the AWT6223 and AWT6225 provide an integrated power control scheme with a 50 dB range to speed production calibration and reduce the number of external components. The products are manufactured using a materials set consistent with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
The AWT6223 is priced at $5.50 in quantities of 10,000 units, and the AWT6225 is priced at $4.30 in quantities of 10,000 units. Samples are available now. For additional information, contact ANADIGICS by phone (908) 668-5000 or FAX (908) 668-5132 or visit the Company's Web site at http://www.anadigics.com/.
ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAD) designs and manufactures radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) solutions for growing broadband and wireless communications markets. The Company's innovative high frequency RFICs enable manufacturers of communications equipment to enhance overall system performance, and reduce manufacturing cost and time to market. By utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing processes for its RFICs, ANADIGICS achieves the high-volume and cost-effective products required by leading companies in its targeted high-growth communications markets. ANADIGICS was the first GaAs IC manufacturer to receive ISO 9001 certification and is certified to the ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 international standards.
Except for historical information contained herein, this press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements (as that term is defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). These projections and forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance and can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will include words such as "believe," "anticipate," "expect," or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our future plans, objectives, estimates or goals are forward-looking statements. No assurances can be given, however, that these events will occur or that these projections will be achieved and actual results and developments could differ materially from those projected as a result of certain factors. Important factors that could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such projections and forward-looking statements include those factors detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and those discussed elsewhere herein.
Source: ANADIGICS, Inc.
Brian Ribeiro, +1-908-668-5000,
Web site: http://www.anadigics.com/