Anadigics ships WiFi front ends for new LG G3 Beat smartphone
2.4 and 5GHz 802.11n InGaAs chips help LG save space and battery life
Anadigics has today announced that it is shipping production volumes of its AWL9280 and AWL9580S WiFi front-end ICs (FEICs) to LG Electronics in support of the global launch of the LG G3 Beat, also known as the LG G3 s in Europe.
This feature-rich smartphone, a compact variant of the LG G3, offers a 5.0-inch HD IPS display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with laser auto focus.
"We are very pleased to continue our long-term collaboration with LG Electronics and to be selected to enable wireless connectivity in the new LG G3 Beat," said Jerry Miller, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Applications at Anadigics.
"Our FEICs have raised the bar in WiFi performance and integration, enabling faster throughput, longer battery life and more compact designs. The sleek, high performance LG G3 Beat showcases these advantages, delivering a premium user experience."
Anadigics' AWL9280 2.4 GHz and AWL9580S 5 GHz FEICs use the company's patented InGaP-Plus technology and uniquely designed architectures to combine a high-performance power amplifier (PA), low-noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass option, and RF switch on a single die.
According to the company, this level of integration greatly improves manufacturability and reliability, reduces the PCB area required, and simplifies RF front-end design to speed time-to-market.