GREENSBORO, N.C. -- RF Micro Devices Inc. here today announced a 3-volt downconverter for 1,500- to 2,500-MHz band usage in personal communication systems (PCS).
Manufactured with an advanced GaAs HBT (gallium arsenide heterojunction bipolar transistor) process, the RF2459 features a single 3-V power supply and extremely high dynamic range. The IC contains all of the required components to implement the RF functions of the downconverter.
The monolithic, integrated downconverter is suitable for applications such as CDMA/TDMA/DCS 1900 systems and PHS 1500/WLAN 2400 systems, the company said
In addition, the RF2459 can be used as a general-purpose downconverter or included in micro-cell PCS base stations and portable battery-powered equipment. Containing a double-balanced Gilbert cell mixer and a balanced IF output, the mixer's high third-order intercept point makes it ideal for digital cellular applications.
Shipped in MSOP-8 packaging, the RF2459 is available immediately for $1.02 per unit in order quantities of 10,000.