Product News:TriQuint Introduces World's Smallest Linear EDGE Transmit Module, Delivering Best-in-Class Performance for Smartphones and other Mobile Devices
Additional switch ports support more frequency bands, enhancing design flexibility
Hillsboro, Oregon (USA) - December 20, 2012 - TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced the debut of the world's smallest linear EDGE transmit module. Nearly 35% smaller than previous generations, it minimizes precious board space for today's compact mobile devices. It also boasts best-in-class performance with 45% power added efficiency, providing longer battery life and more hours of operating time for mobile device users.
Providing the added assurance of being aligned with a leading chipset supplier, TriQuint's new QUANTUM Tx™ TQM6M9085 transmit module offers phone designers all the advantages of GaAs (Gallium Arsenide)(Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor) HBT performance in a compact 5.25 x 6 mm footprint. Its high-gain linear operation at a low DC power makes it ideal for next-generation devices requiring high efficiency. The integrated module also features additional switch ports to support more frequency bands, delivering more design flexibility for smartphones, feature phones and low-cost voice-only phones.
The new product is the latest addition to TriQuint's successful QUANTUM Tx™ family of transmit modules, which already have made significant inroads in the RF market. Some of the world's leading mobile handset manufacturers have selected TriQuint's QUANTUM Tx transmit modules, including Samsung, Huawei and ZTE. To date, TriQuint has shipped nearly 200 million units. TriQuint increased manufacturing capacity by 40 percent in 2011 to support customer demand for its growing mobile device portfolio.
TriQuint's new TQM6M9085 transmit module is a fully matched SP8T WEDGE transmit module that provides 2G RF power amplification, power control and 3G band switching. By eliminating the need to optimize matching between the amplifier and the switch, this module helps accelerate customers' time to market compared to discrete solutions. It provides state of the art GSM/EDGE efficiency, reduces overall BOM count and allows a flexible single phone board layout to support up to four bands of WCDMA/LTE operation.
The TQM6M9085 is designed using TriQuint's advanced InGaP HBT technology with CuFlip™ assembly offering state of the art reliability, temperature stability and ruggedness.
Compared with discrete solutions, TriQuint's highly integrated transmit modules provide:
Lower Cost - replace as many as nine discrete parts with a single compact module that reduces BOM count and inventories
Better Performance - achieve high power-added efficiency (PAE) to extend battery life.
Smaller Size - leverage advanced technologies such as CuFlip™ to consume far less space on printed circuit boards.
TriQuint's QUANTUM Tx modules already have several design wins. The TQM6M4068 introduced earlier this year is the industry's smallest transmit module and won "Best Product" in the 2011 EDN China Innovation Awards. Approved for MediaTek's chipset reference design, it has been chosen for many new 2G phone platforms. The TQM6M9069 module features the same small 5x6 mm footprint and adds support for 3G/4G. Both parts simplify mobile device design and showcase TriQuint's strength in integration.
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FACTS ABOUT TRIQUINT
Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry's broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.
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