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Anadigics’ InGaP PA Powers Samsung Droid Charge Smartphone

The firm’s AWC6323 indium gallium phosphide dual-band power amplifiers enable the Droid Charge, Samsung’s first 4G LTE smartphone.

Anadigics, a provider of RF products has announced that it is shipping production volumes of its AWC6323 dual-band High-Efficiency-at-Lower-Power (HELP3E) power amplifiers (PAs) to Samsung Electronics for the Droid Charge smartphone.



The feature packed Droid Charge includes a 4.3 inch AMOLED display, rear-facing 8 megapixel camera, front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and Android 2.2 operating system.

 “The Samsung Droid Charge raises the bar for 4G Android smartphones, by delivering an exceptional multimedia experience," said Michael Canonico, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Anadigics.

“With a stunning 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sharp 8 megapixel camera, and HTML5 Web browser, this device provides an unparalleled mobile lifestyle experience. Anadigics has forged a strong relationship with Samsung Electronics by providing power amplifiers with industry-leading efficiency, linearity, and integration. We look forward to supporting Samsung through each successive generation of mobile connectivity," he continued.

Anadigics’ AWC6323 PA is part of the company’s HELP3E product family. These PAs use the Anadigics’ exclusive InGaP-Plus technology to achieve optimal efficiency across low-range and mid-range output power levels and provide low quiescent currents. The compact 3 mm by 5 mm package footprint can reduce printed circuit board space by 25% compared with current generation single-band solutions.

The AWC6323 has three mode states to achieve high power-added efficiencies at low-range and mid-range output power levels. With a low quiescent current of 4 mA, Anadigics says the AWC6323 features the best-in-class linearity at maximum output power.

The highly integrated module has independent PCS and cell-band PAs in a single package, internal voltage regulation and integrated RF coupler.

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