15 February 2011

LG selects RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms and WiFi FEMs for first full 3D smart-phone

RF Micro Devices Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA has announced that its PowerSmart power platforms and WiFi front-end modules have been selected by LG to enable a broad portfolio of next-generation 3G/4G smart-phones, including the LG Optimus 3D (the world's first full 3D smart-phone), which was unveiled at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.

“RFMD is pleased to support LG’s popular Optimus product family, and we’re proud our PowerSmart power platforms and WiFi components are featured in such an innovative device as the Optimus 3D,” says president & CEO Bob Bruggeworth. “PowerSmart power platforms lead a product category that is reshaping the future of multimode, multi-band cellular RF architectures, and we look forward to further leveraging our product and technology leadership across LG's growing 3G/4G product portfolio,” he adds.

PowerSmart power platforms feature a new RF Configurable Power Core that delivers multiband, multi-mode coverage of all cellular communications modulation schemes, including 2G, 3G and 4G, up to LTE 64QAM. PowerSmart power platforms also include all necessary switching and signal conditioning functionality in a compact reference design, providing smart-phone makers a single scalable source for the entire cellular front end.

With the LG announcement, PowerSmart is now in production in support of multiple families of flagship 3G/4G smart-phones and tablet devices, supporting RFMD’s expectations that the power platforms satisfy its customers' most stringent RF performance requirements.

RFMD’s RF3482 WiFi front-end module satisfies smart-phone and tablet makers’ requirements for aggressive size reductions in 802.11b/g/n front-end solutions, while delivering high linear output power and greatly reducing the number of components outside the core connectivity chipset, says the firm.

RFMD expects shipments of PowerSmart power platforms and high-performance WiFi components to increase sequentially throughout the year.

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