The compact, high-efficiency MMPA simplifies design, speeds time to market and delivers more user operating time
HILLSBORO, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 20, 2012 — TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today announced a new Multi-band, Multi-mode Power Amplifier (MMPA) that simplifies the increasingly complex RF front-end for next-generation global 3G / 4G smartphones and other mobile devices. The compact, highly integrated TRIUMF™ MMPA achieves best-in-class power-added efficiency, providing up to 15 percent more browsing time.
“As LTE networks roll out, next-generation smartphones have to incorporate a growing number of frequency bands. This means device manufacturers must support the rapidly growing RF content within very small form factors — without compromising performance,” explained Shane Smith, Vice President of Global Marketing for Mobile Devices. “Our customers confirm that our new TRIUMF TQM7M9053 MMPA is optimized for these demanding applications. This integrated solution consumes 13 percent less PCB space than discrete components and simplifies routing to enhance system performance and time to market.”
Increasing device complexity is driving demand for integrated RF solutions such as MMPAs. “Multimode, multiband PAs mark the rise of a new high-growth segment that will alter the course of the RF components industry,” said Christopher Taylor, an analyst with Strategy Analytics. He predicts that the market for MMPAs will reach more than $700 million in 2016. “The biggest opportunity for MMPAs is mid- to high-end smartphones, which use the largest number of bands and modes to ensure availability of voice and data services when roaming.”
TriQuint’s new second-generation TRIUMF™ MMPA TQM7M9053 is drop-in, pin-compatible with the company’s highly successful TQM7M9023 MMPA, which is found in some of the world’s most sought after smartphones and included on a leading chipset supplier’s reference design. TriQuint’s new TQM7M9053 offers higher efficiency at a lower cost, which already has resulted in several smartphone design wins.
The versatile 5 x 7.5mm TQM7M9053 is a fully matched MMPA that offers quad-band GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/LTE bands 1, 2, 5 and 8 to support the 3G/4G market in North America, Europe and Asia. The company’s family of TRIUMF™ MMPAs combines with TriQuint’s SAW and BAW filters to deliver a complete RF front-end solution for smartphones and other mobile devices.
The TQM7M9053 TRIUMF™ MMPA is shipping now. For more information, contact TriQuint’s distributors, resellers or local and field sales representatives, or visit www.triquint.com/sales.
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Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.
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