19 May 2010


RFMD introduces RFVC975x family of laminate-based VCOs

RF Micro Devices (RFMD) Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA, a manufacturer of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductors, has introduced a new family of laminate-based voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) for cellular infrastructure and other high performance wireless transceiver applications.

Based on RFMD’s proprietary MicroShield integrated RF shielding technology, the new RFVC975x product family offers phase noise performance that meets or exceeds the requirements of 2G, 3G, and 4G (LTE and WiMAX) cellular base stations. Compared to the current generation of monolithic VCOs, the RFVC975x family of laminate VCOs provides improved phase noise and lower current consumption, lowering energy consumption and improving base station thermal management, says the firm. Furthermore, RFMD’s RFVC975x is 75% smaller than current signal source modules, while providing the same low phase noise performance, satisfying the trend toward smaller base station sizes for microcells and remote radio heads.

The RFVC975x family provides the flexibility, performance and current consumption of existing VCO modules, with the size advantage of monolithic VCOs, adds RFMD.

Samples of the RFVC975x product family are available now, with production shipments expected in September.

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