San Jose, CA Micro Linear Corporation announced that production shipments of the next member of the ML19XX family of Personal Handyphone System (PHS) transceivers have begun. The new ML1901 is a cost-reduced PHS transceiver optimized for the lower end, less feature-rich segment of the PHS market. This segment of the market is expected to represent a sizable portion of the overall PHS market in China and other parts of the world where PHS products continue to expand their penetration.
The ML1901 is a complete PHS transceiver that integrates a +20-dBm power amplifier with transmit, receive and synthesizer functions and is designed for applications that do not require high-end features.
Designs using the ML19XX family of PHS transceivers reduce PHS radio size and component count by at least 50 percent relative to production designs currently used by major PHS handset manufacturers. The ML1901 also allows PHS handset manufacturers to reuse a substantial amount of their previous designs based on the ML1900, since it is pin-compatible and offers similar RF performance to the ML1900.
The ML19XX series will enable customers to interface with virtually any PHS baseband currently available, minimizing re-engineering expenses and enabling PHS handset manufacturers to achieve a rapid time-to-market. The ML1901 is now available in a RoHS-compliant, 48-lead QFN package.
Micro Linear Corporation,
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