15 May 2012

Samsung selects Amalfi’s CMOS PA transmit module for multiple handset platforms

Amalfi Semiconductor of Los Gatos, CA, USA, a fabless semiconductor firm specializing in CMOS power amplifiers and transmit modules for cellular handsets, says that its AM7808 CMOS high-power, high-efficiency transmit module has been selected by South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (the world’s largest mobile phone maker) for multiple high-volume 2G handset platforms targeting emerging markets.

The AM7808 is a complete CMOS high-power transmit module for low-cost quad-band GSM/GPRS module handsets. Using Amalfi’s proprietary CMOS-based AdaptiveRF architecture, the ultra-compact AM7808 generates high output power at high efficiency over a phone’s full operational range, says the firm.

Selection by Samsung “further validates our cost-effective, high-performance CMOS power amplifier technology and our ability to service customers at very high volumes,” says CEO & president Mark Foley. “We look forward to working closely with Samsung,” he adds.

Founded in 2003, the firm says that it continues to see strong adoption of its CMOS power amplifier technologies in next-generation handset applications for emerging markets. It expects to have shipped more than 150 million units cumulatively by the end of 2012.

The AdaptiveRF architecture is a silicon platform that enables the development of highly integrated CMOS power amplifiers for cellular handsets and data terminals. It leverages a CMOS linear power amplifier core that achieves high power-added efficiency (PAE) under real-world operating conditions enabling extended battery life talk-time while decreasing the size and cost of front-end cellular handset designs, the firm claims. AdaptiveRF also leverages the availability of high-volume, low-cost CMOS foundry capacity, providing manufacturers with a lower risk, lower-cost solution when ramping into high-volume production, it adds.

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