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18 February 2009


MediaTek selects RFMD transmit module for GSM/GPRS handset platforms

RF Micro Devices Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA says that its RF7168 dual-band GSM/GPRS transmit module (TxM) has been selected to support multiple upcoming MediaTek GSM/GPRS handset platforms based on MediaTek’s MT6139 and Othello-G transceivers. MediaTek is a provider of GSM/GPRS cellular platforms and accounts for most GSM/GPRS handsets produced by handset makers in China.

“Our participation on these cellular handset platforms highlights the positive design activity for our industry-leading TxM portfolio and underscores our commitment to supporting MediaTek’s continued success, both in Greater China and elsewhere,” says Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group.

The RF7168 is the first available product in RFMD’s RF716x family of dual-band (GSM900/DCS1800 or GSM850/PCS1900) transmit modules, launched at this week’s 2009 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Each GSM/GPRS TxM in the RF716x product family leverages the firm’s GaAs pHEMT and patented PowerStar integrated power control technology while integrating transmit filtering for what is claimed to be best-in-class harmonic performance.

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