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Cellular 4G/LTE Channel / Industry News

Javelin Semiconductor supplies PA to Samsung for Galaxy S Duos

September 18, 2012
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Javelin Semiconductor Inc., innovator of the world’s first high-performance CMOS 3G power amplifier (PA), announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., has selected Javelin’s PA for the new Galaxy S Duos with dual SIM functionality. The Galaxy S Duos is a stylish Android-based smartphone that features a 4-inch touchscreen, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.

“Javelin is a proven PA supplier capable of consistently exceeding our customer’s stringent quality and reliability requirements,” said Brad Fluke, president and chief executive officer of Javelin. “Our technology benefits have enabled our customers to quickly bring handsets to market using multiple Tier 1 baseband chipsets.”

“Javelin’s ongoing success with the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer is an impressive accomplishment,” said Brian Modoff, senior wireless equipment analyst at Deutsche Bank. “They continue to demonstrate the capability of monolithic standard CMOS to be a mainstream 3G PA technology.”

Javelin PAs feature an innovative mixed-signal architecture with integrated bandpass filtering that allows removal of transmit SAW filters and reduces duplexer isolation requirements. This results in additional receive margin for ease of design implementation and improved handset manufacturing yield. With the best noise performance on the market today, Javelin PAs can improve wireless receiver sensitivity and mitigate radio co-existence issues while reducing BOM cost in smartphones.

Javelin’s PA family is designed in a standard CMOS process and is shipping production volumes of the most popular 3G frequency bands. With the introduction of the Galaxy S Duos, Javelin CMOS PA technology is shipping worldwide into all major territories. For more information, please visit

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