Samsung selects Anadigics dual-band PA for the Galaxy Nexus
Anadigics’ HELP3E PAs use the Company’s exclusive indium gallium phosphide - Plus technology. They achieve optimal efficiency across low-range and mid-range output power levels and provide low quiescent currents
Anadigics is shipping production volumes of its AWC6323 dual-band High-Efficiency-at-Lower-Power (HELP3E) power amplifiers (PAs) to Samsung Electronics for the new Galaxy Nexus.
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus features a slim, curved case that contains a 4.65 inch high definition display, 5 megapixel camera, and 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The Galaxy Nexus is available through Verizon Wireless, and is claimed to be the first smartphone to use the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
“The selection of Anadigics’ dual-band power amplifier for the flagship Galaxy Nexus from Samsung demonstrates the strength of the relationship forged between Anadigics and Samsung,” said Ron Michels, president and CEO of Anadigics.
“Samsung Electronics remains at the forefront of the mobile digital lifestyle by continually innovating and evolving the smartphone to provide an unparalleled user experience. Our goal is to support Samsung through each successive generation of mobile connectivity.”
Anadigics’ HELP3E PAs use the Company’s 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 HELP3E dual-band PAs feature an integrated voltage regulator and an integrated RF coupler. The company says this level of integration reduces printed circuit board (PCB) space by 25% compared with current generation dual-band solutions.
Anadigics HELP3E PAs have three mode states to achieve high power-added efficiencies at low-range and mid-range output power levels. With a quiescent current of 4 mA, Anadigics says its PAs offer best-in-class linearity at maximum output power. The two independent PAs come in a single package.