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TriQuint introduces integrated multi-band, multi-mode PA for 3G/4G

September 24, 2012
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TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. 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.

TriQuint’s TQM7M9053 TRIUMF™ MMPA achieves best-in-class power-added efficiency (PAE) in Bands 1 and 8. The impressive 47 percent PAE in Band 8 translates into 15 percent more browsing time for users.

“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 isfound 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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