Press Release Summary:
Complying with High Downlink Packet Access requirements, HELP3(TM) Amplifiers use InGaP-Plus(TM) technology, which integrates bipolar and FET devices on same InGaP GaAs die. Units provide quiescent currents of 7 mA without external dc-dc converter. Built-in reference voltage generator eliminates need for external regulators. Housed in 4 x 4 x 1 mm modules, RoHS compliant devices are suited for handsets, smart phones, data cards, and embedded notebook applications.
Original Press Release:
ANADIGICS Introduces World's Most Efficient WCDMA Power Amplifiers
ANADIGICS' New HELP3(TM) HSDPA-Compliant WCDMA Power Amplifiers Offer Industry-Leading Efficiency and Integration to Extend Talk-Time
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 13 /-- 3GSM World Congress 2006 -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAD), a leading supplier of wireless and broadband solutions, today introduced its third generation High-Efficiency-at- Low-Power (HELP3(TM)) wideband CDMA (WCDMA) power amplifiers (PAs). The Company's HELP3(TM) WCDMA PAs offer the industry's lowest power consumption and provide full compliance with High Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) requirements, enabling ultra-fast multimedia access, while extending battery life. The complete family of HELP3(TM) WCDMA PAs has been optimized for power and space sensitive 3G devices, including handsets, smart phones, data cards, and embedded notebook applications.
"ANADIGICS is raising the performance bar for 3G power amplifiers with our latest generation of HELP(TM) products," said Dr. Ali Khatibzadeh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Wireless Products at ANADIGICS. "Our HELP3(TM) HSDPA-compliant power amplifiers offer the industry's best current consumption, allowing mobile users to experience the full potential of 3G services."
ANADIGICS' HELP3(TM) PAs use the Company's exclusive InGaP-Plus(TM) technology, which integrates bipolar and field-effect transistor (FET) devices on the same InGaP GaAs die. Through selectable bias modes, the HELP3(TM) PAs achieve optimal efficiency across the low-range and mid-range output power levels. The PAs reduce average current consumption by 75%, compared with a conventional power amplifier. This represents an additional 50% average current consumption savings compared with the first generation HELP(TM) WCDMA PAs. HELP3(TM) PAs provide exceptionally low quiescent currents of 7 mA without an external DC-DC converter. They also incorporate a built-in reference voltage generator eliminating the need for external regulators.
Part Number Frequency Band Efficiency Quiescent
AWT6273 824 MHz to 849 MHz 45% @ +29 dBm 7 mA
(US Cellular) 20% @ +16 dBm
AWT6278 1850 MHz to 1910 MHz 43% @ +29.5 dBm 7 mA
(US PCS) 21% @ +16 dBm
AWT6279 1920 MHz to 1980 MHz 43% @ +28.5 dBm 7 mA
(IMT) 21% @ +16 dBm
The new power amplifiers are offered in compact 4 mm by 4 mm by 1 mm modules. The products are manufactured using a materials set consistent with the European Union's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
The AWT6273, AWT6278, AWT6279 are priced at $2.58 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.
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