Greensboro, NCRF Micro Devices, Inc. announced the commercial launch of its complete POLARIS 2 TOTAL RADIO module, which is comprised of the RF6026 cellular transceiver module and the RF3178 cellular transmit module for handsets operating on the GSM/GPRS and GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks.
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The POLARIS 2 TOTAL RADIO Module is a complete, two-placement radio consisting of transceiver and transmit modules designed to support up to four frequency bands while operating under the GSM, GPRS and EDGE air interface standards. Features and benefits of the POLARIS 2 TOTAL RADIO Module solution include the following:
- Minimal external components reduce total board space to appx 275 sq mm
Integrated Rx SAW filters and passive components
Optimized performance in the transmit module (RF3178) achieved through Optimum Technology Matching(R), GaAs HBT power amplifier, GaAs pHEMT switch and CMOS controller
Ability to interface with a range of basebands through support of very low IF (VLIF) and zero IF (ZIF) receive architectures, and the availability of both analog and digital baseband interfaces
For example, the RF3178 transmitter module features +34 dBm cellular/GSM output power, +31 dBm DCS/PCS output power, 55% power added efficiency at PA output, 41% power added efficiency at antenna, and a 7x8sq mm module package
The POLARIS 2 radio module is available now. Click here for more information.
RF Micro Devices, Inc.,
+1 336.664.1233, www.rfmd.com