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1 October 2008


Anadigics delivers 3G PA for LG touch-screen handset

GaAs-based wireless and broadband communications component maker Anadigics Inc of Warren, NJ, USA says that it is delivering HELP2 PAs to Korea's LG Electronics for its new 3G Vu mobile device, which is currently available through AT&T.

The LG Vu is one of the first touch-screen devices to support AT&T Mobile TV, allowing users to view live streaming TV shows on a 3” display. The ultra-slim design offers a 2.0 megapixel camera with zoom, music player, messaging, mobile e-mail and web browsing abilities. Anadigics claims that the 3G handset delivers significantly longer talk time by using the power-saving features of its HELP2 technology.

“Our HELP2 power amplifiers consume significantly less battery power, allowing users longer talk time on a feature-rich mobile device like the Vu,” Dr Ali Khatibzadeh, Anadigics' senior VP and general manager of wireless business.

Anadigics says that the HELP2 family of power amplifiers delivers low quiescent current and significantly greater efficiencies at power levels where the phone operates most of the time and consumes up to 50% less battery power than conventional two-state power amplifiers over the full range of powers in modern wireless networks. HELP2 products include a built-in voltage regulator that eliminates the need for an external reference voltage and associated switches in the phone design.

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