3 February 2012

Javelin first fully qualified CMOS PA supplier shipping in 3G smartphones

Javelin Semiconductor Inc of Austin, TX, USA, which claims to have developed the first high-performance CMOS 3G power amplifier (PA), says that South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, has selected the JAV5501 Band I PA for its new Galaxy smartphones.

The initial Samsung phone model available with Javelin’s PA is the Galaxy Ace Plus, a mid-range Android-based 3G smartphone. Following the widely popular Galaxy Ace, the Galaxy Ace Plus features a larger 3.65 inch display, faster 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

“As a fully qualified 3G PA supplier [founded in 2007], Javelin has proven the performance, quality and reliability of our patented architecture,” says president & CEO Brad Fluke. “We look forward to continue working closely with Samsung on next-generation smartphones.”

Launched in February 2011, the JAV5501 is claimed to be the first CMOS 3G PA in volume production with a leading smartphone maker. Javelin’s PAs use standard CMOS to implement a mixed-signal architecture. The firm claims that its PAs achieve excellent linearity and have the best noise performance of any 3G PA on the market, improving overall smartphone performance by minimizing interference with wireless radios such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. Also, with low average power consumption, the PAs can extend overall smartphone battery life.

Javelin says that, with PAs fabricated in standard CMOS, it can offer supply assurance from the world’s largest foundries as well as high levels of quality, reliability and robustness, compared to existing proprietary PA process technologies. The firm offers a family of CMOS 3G PAs supporting multiple bands that are available in an industry-standard 3mm x 3mm package and are software compatible with all 3G baseband platforms.

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