GREENSBORO, N.C., June 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components, today introduced the RFVC1800 -- a broadband voltage control oscillator (VCO) targeting multiple radio frequency (RF) markets. The RFVC1800 is a single-placement integrated circuit (IC) with integrated resonator and buffer amplifier; it is first in a family of broadband IC VCOs to be introduced by RFMD.

Jeff Shealy, VP and general manager of RFMD's Defense and Power business unit, said, "We are pleased to release the RFVC1800 and introduce RFMD's new family of broadband VCOs. The highly integrated RFVC1800 draws upon RFMD's hybrid VCO design expertise to deliver a broadband, miniaturized MMIC VCO solution targeting performance-driven RF requirements."

By integrating the buffer amplifier and resonator and providing a single 5V supply, the RFVC1800 VCO reduces component count, streamlines engineering and promotes ease-of-use for global customers. Additionally, by delivering excellent phase noise performance and broadband capabilities, the RFVC1800 provides a highly integrated multi-purpose VCO solution that meets or exceeds the stringent design requirements of engineers across multiple RF applications. Manufactured on RFMD's Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) process and packaged in a small 4 x 4 mm QFN package, the RFVC1800 broadband VCO is optimized for use in radar, military communications, satellite communications, test instrumentation and industrial/medical applications.

Samples of the RFVC1800 VCO are available immediately and product revenue is expected in the September 2009 quarter.