GREENSBORO, N.C., Jun 2, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today introduced the RF5608 WiFi RF front end module (FEM). RFMD's feature-rich RF5608 FEM delivers superior integration and full final testing to reduce size, simplify development and lower overall cost in high-performance, dual-band applications such as mobile computing and access point WiFi applications.

The dual-band RF5608 integrates components for the 2.4 GHz - 2.5 GHz and 4.9GHz - 5.85GHz ISM bands, including power amplifiers (PAs), low noise amplifiers (LNAs), power detector circuitry and a diplexer with full harmonic filtering. The integrated power detector provides a highly accurate voltage to enable closed loop power control and help reduce system test time and calibration needs. The three-stage PAs provide high linear output power of 18 dBm in the 2.4 GHz - 2.5GHz frequency range and 16 dBm in the 4.9 GHz - 5.85GHz frequency range. The PAs are also fully tested, including for DC and RF parameters (including EVM).

The RF5608 also features a full, integrated RF matching network to minimize external SMD requirements and an optimized supply voltage to increase compatibility with multiple applications. The highly integrated RF5608 enables global customers to lower costs, simplify designs and accelerate time-to-market in high-performance WiFi applications.

Availability and Pricing
The RF5608 is immediately available in mass production quantities. Pricing is available upon request by contacting an RFMD sales representative or by visiting