PARIS, Sept. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced the introduction of the RFUV5945A during the European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2010 Conference. The RFUV5945A I/Q up-converter is the newest addition to RFMD's rapidly growing portfolio of innovative components for microwave and millimeter wave radio applications. It is ideally suited for a variety of end markets, including point-to-point microwave radio, military radio, VSAT, and test and measurement.
Bob Van Buskirk, president of RFMD's Multi-Market Products Group (MPG), said, "MPG is leveraging RFMD's deep expertise in RF design and our industry leadership in compound semiconductor technologies to aggressively target new customers in new markets, such as the high-value military radio and microwave point-to-point radio markets. In fiscal 2011, MPG intends to launch more than one new product per day, expanding RFMD's product portfolio considerably and enhancing our opportunities for revenue growth, diversification and margin expansion."
The highly integrated RFUV5945A is a GaAs MMIC I/Q up-converter housed in an SMT ceramic package. The RFUV5945A accelerates radio design for engineers and reduces radio board space by integrating an I/Q mixer, an LO buffer amplifier, and an output driver amplifier, all within a compact 5x5mm outline. Operating across a broad range of frequencies (from 10GHz to 16GHz), the RFUV5945A enables increased efficiencies in inventory management by providing a single up-converter solution for 11GHz, 13GHz, and 15GHz microwave radios. Additionally, a DC to 4GHz IF frequency range ensures multiple radio modulation schemes can be supported, with lower power consumption helping to reduce environmental impact and facilitate "greener" radios.
Pricing and Availability
The RFUV5945A is priced at $21.60 each in volumes of 5,000. Samples and evaluation boards are available now through RFMD's online store or through local RFMD sales channels.
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