News | January 29, 2014

ANADIGICS Introduces New Small-Cell Power Amplifier

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Expanded Power Amplifier Family Delivers Industry-Leading Performance and Integration for Small-Cell Applications, Including Picocells, Enterprise-Class Femtocells and CPE Devices

ANADIGICS, Inc. (the “Company”), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, recently introduced the AWB7222 power amplifier (PA) optimized for WCDMA, HSPA, and LTE small-cell applications. The new AWB7222 operates in the 1805 MHz to 1880 MHz frequency band delivering an industry-leading combination of output power, linearity, power-added efficiency and thermal characteristics. This level of performance combined with exceptional integration enables manufacturers to develop compact wireless infrastructure solutions that consume less power and provide higher throughput with greater coverage.

“We continue to expand our small-cell power amplifier family with targeted solutions optimized for the most widely used 3G and 4G frequency bands,” said Glenn Eswein, director of product marketing for Infrastructure Products at ANADIGICS. “As manufacturers develop small-cell products to help carriers address rapidly increasing wireless data consumption, ANADIGICS’ power amplifiers stand out as critical enablers. Our small-cell product family delivers the highest output power, linearity, and efficiency in its class, enabling compact, high throughput devices that provide an economical path to expand broadband network coverage.”

ANADIGICS’ family of small-cell wireless infrastructure power amplifiers leverages the Company’s unique InGaP-Plus technology and innovative design architectures to deliver industry-leading performance and integration. The AWB7222 offers +27 dBm linear output power for ¼-Watt small-cell applications, including picocells, enterprise-class femtocells, and high-performance customer premises equipment (CPE).  With linearity of -47 dBc ACPR at +27 dBm output power and 31 dB of RF gain, the AWB7222 power amplifier enables higher data rates with a greater coverage area. This power amplifier also provides 13% efficiency to minimize power consumption and offer greater flexibility in the choice of network power sources. The complete family of small-cell power amplifiers is available in a compact, low profile 7 mm x 7 mm x 1.3 mm surface mount package with integrated RF matching to reduce PCB space requirements.

ANADIGICS Small-Cell Wireless Infrastructure PA Family Key Facts and Highlights:

  • High linearity to support WCDMA, HSPA, and LTE small-cell base stations
  • Best-in-class efficiency for improved reliability and low-cost thermal design
  • Low noise, low distortion for very low spectral emission levels
  • Low transistor junction temperature for high long-term reliability
  • Integrated RF matching optimized for output power, efficiency, and linearity in a 50 Ohm system
  • Optimized for ¼-Watt and ½-Watt linear output power to support a wide array of applications

¼-Watt Linear Small-Cell Infrastructure Amplifiers:

Product

Frequency Band

Output Power

Efficiency

Gain

AWB7124

728 to 768 MHz

+24.5 dBm

14.5%

30dB

AWB7125

860 to 894 MHz

+24.5 dBm

16%

30 dB

AWB7129

925 to 960 MHz

+24.5 dBm

16%

30 dB

AWB7122

1805 to 1880 MHz

+24.5 dBm

16%

30 dB

AWB7123

1930 to 1990 MHz

+24.5 dBm

17%

32 dB

AWB7127

2110 to 2170 MHz

+24.5 dBm

18%

32 dB

AWB7128

2545 to 2690 MHz

+24.5 dBm

16%

28 dB

½-Watt Linear Small-Cell Infrastructure Amplifiers:

Product

Frequency Band

Output Power

Efficiency

Gain

AWB7224

728 to 768 MHz

+27 dBm

13%

29 dB

AWB7225

860 to 894 MHz

+27 dBm

13.5%

29.5 dB

AWB7222

1805 to 1880 MHz

+27 dBm

13%

31 dB

AWB7223

1930 to 1995 MHz

+27 dBm

14%

29 dB

AWB7227

2110 to 2170 MHz

+27 dBm

14%

29 dB

AWB7228

2545 to 2690 MHz

+27 dBm

14%

27 dB

 

Pre-production samples of the AWB7222 are available now for qualified programs.

About ANADIGICS, Inc.
ANADIGICS, Inc. (the “Company”) designs and manufactures innovative radio frequency solutions for the growing cellular, WiFi, and infrastructure markets. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, ANADIGICS offers RF products with exceptional performance and integration to deliver a unique competitive advantage to OEMs and ODMs for mobile device, base station, CATV infrastructure, CATV subscriber, and industrial applications. The Company’s award-winning solutions include power amplifiers, front-end ICs, front-end modules, line amplifiers, active splitters, tuners, and other RF components. For more information, visit www.anadigics.com.

SOURCE: ANADIGICS, Inc.

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