Microwave Journal

RFMD Powers Samsung 3G Handsets

August 10, 2009

RF Micro Devices Inc. (RFMD) announced it is supporting the ramp of Samsung's Tocco Ultra Edition and GT-S8000 "Jet" 3G handsets with two of its industry-leading 3G cellular front ends - the RF3267 and RF6266. RFMD's high-efficiency and ultra-compact 3G front ends are designed to support the critical needs of multi-band, multimode 3G handsets and smartphones.

Samsung's Tocco Ultra Edition handset delivers a full-touch mobile experience and a revolutionary 2.8" super bright AMOLED display. The slim 12.7 mm-wide design includes GPS navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, an MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA music player, an 8-mega pixel camera with auto focus and dual-power LED, an FM radio with RDS, 30fps VGA video recording and editing, microSD memory capability up to 16 GB and 7.2 Mbps HSDPA performance.

Samsung's GT-S8000 Jet handset features 3.6 Mbps HSDPA performance, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-mega pixel camera, an AMOLED full-touch WVGA display, 150 MB of internal memory and microSD memory capability up to 16 GB. The Tocco Ultra Edition and GT-S8000 Jet are available today, and RFMD forecasts volume shipments of its RF3267 and RF6266 will increase throughout 2009 in support of these and other Samsung 3G handsets.

"We are very pleased to support these feature-rich and highly anticipated Samsung 3G handsets with our WCDMA/HSDPA front ends," said Eric Creviston, President of RFMD's cellular products group (CPG). "Our RF3267 and RF6266 3G front ends deliver superior current consumption and higher levels of integration, versus competitive offerings, enabling leading smartphone manufacturers to deliver WCDMA/HSDPA devices with extended battery life and a rich, multimedia experience for consumers. RFMD has been very successful with these power amplifiers in support of Samsung's 3G handsets, and we expect to support additional Samsung 3G handsets launching later this year."