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Power Management IC enhances RF PA power, efficiency, and range.

Featuring qBoost(TM) technology, Q1005 Power Management Controller improves PA performance for 3G and 4G data communication. Functionality helps smartphones, tablets, data cards, and other devices deliver faster data speeds, improve data coverage across 75% of typical cell, and work more reliably when antenna is blocked/detuned by user's hand or head. Integrated qBoost technology simultaneously...

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Broadcom Introduces Its Most Advanced GPS Solutions Featuring GLONASS Satellite Support

New Broadcom® BCM2076 Bluetooth/FM/GPS Combo Chip Solution and the Broadcom BCM47511 Standalone GPS Solution Doubles the Number of Satellites Available for Navigation with the Addition of GLONASS Satellite Constellation Support IRVINE, Calif., -- Key Points: Broadcom announces two new system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions with support for GLONASS (the Russian Navigation Satellite System), in addition...

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Synchronous DC-DC Converter delivers 96% efficiency at full load.

Synchronous DC-DC Converter delivers 96% efficiency at full load.

Housed in 1.65 x 1.65 mm WLP, Model MAX15053 integrates MOSFETs to minimize EMI and save board space. Miniature, current-mode, step-down regulator operates from fixed 1 MHz switching frequency, which allows for small external passive components and all-ceramic capacitor design. Offering both fixed-PWM and skip-mode operation, MAX15053 is suitable for telecom, networking, and base-station...

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Smartphone Baseband Chip features HSPA+ cellular modem. .

Available for Android(TM) and other open operating systems, Model BCM28150 integrates Broadcom® Merlyn(TM) applications processor with VideoCore® IV mobile multimedia/graphics technology. Dual ARM Cortex(TM) A9 cores at 1.1 GHz frequencies incorporate ARM Neon(TM) 128-bit SIMD engine for consumer multimedia applications such as Adobe® Flash®. Integrated HSPA+ release 8 category 14 modem,...

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Baseband Processor Chip supports Android(TM) smartphones.

Manufactured in 40 nm CMOS process, BCM21654 HSPA Processor integrates ARM Cortex(TM) A9 processor and 3G HSPA modem, which supports 7.2 Mbps of downstream connectivity and 5.8 Mbps upstream, as well as Class 32 EDGE for worldwide roaming. Dual-SIM capabilities allow consumers to use same handset for 2 different phone numbers or accounts. Supporting full-rate video standards such as H.264 at VGA...

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Capacitive Multi-Touch Interface ICs enhance mobile devices.

With on-cell and in-cell integrated displays, ClearPad(TM) Series 3 and 4 make it possible to enable capacitive multi-touch sensing in mobile devices. ClearPad Series 4 combines multi-touch technology with display driver (DDI) into single-chip solution that delivers optimized display noise management and capacitive sensing performance. Completely eliminating discrete sensor, solutions promote...

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Step-Down Switching Regulator integrates dual power-on reset.

Step-Down Switching Regulator integrates dual power-on reset.

With input voltage of 3.8-36 V, Model LT3688 is suited for load dump and cold crank conditions found in automotive applications. Dual 1.2 A, 280 mV internal switches deliver up to 800 mA of continuous output current from each channel at output voltages as low as 0.8 V, while Burst Mode® operation provides quiescent current of 115 -µA. Housed in 24-pin 4 x 4 mm QFN or thermally enhanced TSSOP...

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Serializer/Deserializer IP supports multiple protocols.

Suited for high-speed processors and consumer electronics devices in high-definition TVs, set top boxes, and game consoles, 40 nm SerDes supports more than 100 lanes, from 1-12.5 Gb/lane on single IC with 5 mW/Gbps/lane power consumption. Unit is validated in over 30 industry standard protocols, including PCI Express, SATA, XAUI, XFI, and SGMII. Programmable features allow designers to use...

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Touchscreen Controllers offer optimized analog sensing.

Supporting 2-12 in. touchscreens, maXTouch(TM) E Series is suited for smartphones, e-book readers, and tablets. Single-chip solutions feature capacitive touch engine, advanced 32-bit AVR® architecture, and 224-768 nodes. With optimized noise immunity, devices allow consumers to simultaneously use 2 mm passive conductive stylus while continuing to support multi-touch. Controllers support...

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LTE Power Amplifiers foster 4G mobile device development.

Offering 3 selectable power modes, ALT67xx series High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP4(TM)) LTE PAs deliver power and linearity required for 4G mobile devices. InGaP-Plus(TM) technology optimizes efficiency across low- and mid-range output power levels while enabling quiescent currents from 2-4 mA. Supporting 15 LTE bands from 698-2,620 MHz, products offer 3 mode states and come in 3 x 3 x 1 mm...

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