RF Micro Devices Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of high performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, announced a collaboration with MediaTek Inc., a leader in consumer and communications IC solutions, to create Bluetooth® enabled EDGE and GPRS mobile phone reference designs with RFMD's SiW3500. The SiW3500 is a fully qualified system-on-chip (SoC) for Bluetooth technology with excellent RF performance and low power consumption. Customers will benefit from the turnkey solution, which reduces development resources and improves time to market. In addition, handsets will be enabled with Bluetooth profiles that allow multimedia applications such as music streaming to Bluetooth stereo headsets.

"RFMD is committed to providing easy-to-integrate solutions to enhance next-generation mobile phones," says Dave Lyon, vice president of wireless connectivity. "This reference design with MediaTek is significant because MediaTek is a growing industry leader driving advanced functionality into handsets, and our collaboration proves Bluetooth technology is increasingly a mainstream application across most categories of mobile phones."