San Jose, Calif.Avago Technologies has expanded its ultra low-noise GPS front-end modules for mobile GPS applications.
The ALM-2712 integrates pre- and post-high rejection FBAR filters to provide low insertion loss in GPS band frequencies and optimum out of band rejection at cellular, DCS/PCS and WLAN band frequencies, making it well-suited for use in simultaneous GPS (S-GPS), voice and data operations in today's mobile handsets.
By integrating the low noise amplifier (LNA), pre- and post high-rejection FBAR filters, and other RF matching components into the module, the ALM-2712 does not require any external RF matching components. As a result, it helps customers to simplify the design process, and reduce board space and component count in their applications. Moreover, the ALM-2712 has a built-in shunt inductor at the RF input pin to enhance ESD production, which allows the device to survive more than 3kV of Human Body Model (HBM) ESD charge at the RF input pin.
Avago's ALM-2712 GPS module is housed in a miniature 3.0 by 2.5 by 1.0 mm MCOB package and is intended for use in space constrained applications. At a typical operating condition of 2.7V and 7.5mA, this GPS front-end module effectively leverages Avago's 0.25 µm GaAs enhancement-mode pHEMT process and its proprietary FBAR filtering technologies, to deliver a 1.26 dB noise figure, 14.2 dB gain, and + 5 dBm input third order intercept point (IIP3) and 89dBc/80dBc/72dBc of out of band rejection at cellular, DCS/PCS and WLAN band frequencies.
Pricing: $1.44 each in 10,000 piece quantities.
Availability: Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.
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Avago Technologies, www.avagotech.com