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Nextivity chooses Anadigics' PAs for Cel-Fi system

Small cell PAs boost signals in third generation indoor coverage technology

Anadigics has announced today that it is shipping production volumes of its AWB7122 and AWB7222 small-cell power amplifiers to Nextivity, a global provider of indoor coverage technology.

Nextivity is using these power amplifiers in the third generation of its Cel-Fi smart signal boosters.

"Poor cellular signal strength continues to be an issue for many mobile subscribers inside their homes and businesses. As a result, we are seeing ongoing demand for our smart signal boosters, which improve voice coverage, data throughput, and battery life," said Michiel Lotter, Chief Technology Officer at Nextivity. "We chose the competitively priced, high performance Anadigics family of amplifier products as they support the broadest range of UMTS/LTE frequency bands, offer scalable power levels within a single footprint, and enable rugged designs capable of withstanding electrical overstress conditions."

"We are extremely pleased to be working closely with Nextivity," said Tim Laverick, senior vice president of Infrastructure Products at Anadigics. "While carriers continue to expand and strengthen their wireless infrastructure, many users still experience limited signal strength indoors. Nextivity's newest signal boosters utilise our high-performance small-cell power amplifiers to address this challenge, delivering enhanced coverage and an exceptional user experience."

Anadigics' family of small-cell wireless infrastructure power amplifiers are made with the company's InGaP-Plus technology. The AWB7122 delivers 24.5dBm linear output power for 1/4-Watt applications, while the AWB7222 offers 27dBm linear output power for 1/2 -Watt applications. The AWB7122 and AWB7222 power amplifiers provide 16 and 13 percent efficiency, respectively.

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