2 June 2011

RFMD ships 2 millionth multi-chip module for 3G wireless infrastructure transceivers

RF Micro Devices Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA has surpassed 2 million units in cumulative shipments of its multi-chip modules (MCMs) supporting 3G base-station transceiver (BST) applications for the wireless infrastructure end market.

RFMD has been developing and shipping MCMs for the infrastructure industry since 2009. The firm offers a complete portfolio of MCMs to address common frequency bands, 2G/3G standards and all RF functions in the base-station transceiver, including transceiver systems for new 4G LTE networks.

The shipment of over 2 million MCMs in such a short period of time highlights the continued expansion of RFMD's product portfolio supporting the wireless infrastructure end market, claims Bob Van Buskirk, president of the firm’s Multi-Market Products Group (MPG).

RFMD says that its MCM products reduce overall current consumption by using power down and other DC power control functions. The associated reduction in component operating temperatures improves component reliability, which is of critical importance in small remote radio heads (RRHs) located in difficult to access locations, says the firm. The reduced current consumption also benefits manufacturers of multi-standard remote radio head platforms, allowing customers to meet new ‘green’ wireless infrastructure network standards, it adds.

“RFMD is leveraging our extensive library of single-function components and industry-leading scale to deliver our customers MCM solutions promptly and efficiently,” says John Pelose, general manager of RFMD’s Wireless Products business unit. “Our rapid prototyping capabilities enable our customers to improve their product cycle time and reduce time to market,” he claims. “Additionally, our high-volume MCM assembly and test facilities help enable advances in performance at efficient economies of scale.”

RFMD is exhibiting its full range of MCM RF components booth 1402 at the IEEE international Microwave Symposium (IMS 2011) in Baltimore, MD, USA (6–8 June).

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