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Anadigics Introduces six PAs for TD-LTE Small-Cell use

Wireless infrastructure PAs deliver efficiency and linearity for picocells, femtocells and CPE Devices

Anadigics has launched six new power amplifiers optimised for 4G TD-LTE (Time-Division Long-Term Evolution) small-cell applications.  While LTE FDD is the dominant global standard for LTE services today, TD-LTE networks are being rolled-out by several major carriers, including China Mobile.  According to a recent report by DIGITIMES Research, worldwide TD-LTE subscribers are forecasted to increase from 12.48 million at the end of the first quarter of 2014 to 276.2 million at the end of 2016.

Built on Anadigics' InGaP-Plus technology, the new AWB7031, AWB7032, AWB7228, AWB7231, AWB7232 and AWB7239 TD-LTE power amplifiers are optimised for small-cell applications, including picocells, enterprise-class femtocells, and high-performance customer premises equipment (CPE).  These devices are said to deliver an industry-leading combination of output power, linearity, power-added efficiency and thermal characteristics.  

Anadigics says its small-cell power amplifiers enable manufacturers to develop compact wireless infrastructure solutions that are more thermally-efficient, consume less power, enable higher throughput, and provide greater coverage and range.

"TD-LTE networks are quickly adding subscribers as a variety of providers adopt this high performance standard," said James Martin, senior director of business development for Infrastructure Products at Anadigics.  "Our new TD-LTE solutions deliver optimal performance for the newest generation of small-cell devices and solidify our position as a leader in the wireless infrastructure market.  With the highest linearity and efficiency in their class, Anadigics' TD-LTE small-cell power amplifiers offer an economical path for providers to expand broadband network coverage in support of more subscribers."

The AWB7031 and AWB7032 power amplifiers are optimized for 1/4 Watt linear output power applications and featured in compact 5 mm by 5 mm packages.  The AWB7228, AWB7231, AWB7232 and AWB7239 power amplifiers deliver +27 dBm output power for 1/2-Watt linear output power applications.  These new small-cell power amplifiers also support the short turn-on-time requirements of TD-LTE applications.

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