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Freescale Airfast RF power solutions for LTE and multi-standard BTS

To meet growing demand for cost-effective RF power solutions capable of supporting skyrocketing data rates, multiple wireless standards and increasing network complexity, Freescale Semiconductor introduces the first two products from its advanced Airfast RF power portfolio. The offerings are engineered to deliver industry-leading power density, signal bandwidth, linear efficiency and gain in cost-effective, small form-factor configurations.

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SkyHi PAs achieve performance breakthrough in support of data intensive mobile platforms

Skyworks Solutions Inc. introduced several new 3G and 4G high-efficiency front-end solutions, collectively known as SkyHi™, for smartphones, tablets and wireless data modules. Skyworks’ SkyHi™ solutions deliver industry-leading power-added efficiency performance for today’s data intensive mobile platforms, extending battery life, reducing the radio footprint, and simplifying calibration for manufacturers.

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ANADIGICS' power amplifiers enable Samsung Galaxy Note

ANADIGICS Inc. announced that the company is shipping production volumes of its ALT6705, AWT6621 and AWT6624 fourth generation High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP4™) power amplifiers (PA) and AWC6323 dual-band third generation High-Efficiency-at-Lower-Power (HELP3E™) PAs to Samsung Electronics for Samsung Galaxy Note.  The AWT6621 powers the Galaxy Note I9228 (TD-SCDMA) and the AWC6323 powers the Galaxy Note I889 (CDMA), both available in the China market. The ALT6705, AWT6621 and AWT6624 power the Galaxy Note SHV-E160L available in Korea.

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RFMD accelerates technology advancement in RF power Management

RF Micro Devices Inc. announced it continues to achieve performance milestones related to the advancement of RF power management. RF Micro Devices is developing average power tracking (APT) and envelope tracking (ET) based solutions that leverage RFMD's leadership in power amplifiers, RF power management and compound semiconductors to deliver breakthrough capabilities.

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Nujira study reveals mobile network performance limited by handset transmitters

Nujira Ltd. has released the results of an operator-focused study carried out by RTT and Caru Ventures on behalf of Nujira to understand the network performance challenges faced by operators. Crucially the study found that LTE network performance is currently limited by handset transmit performance - reducing network coverage by as much as 32 percent, requiring operators to install 45 percent more base station sites.

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