USA: RF Micro Devices Inc. has been selected by a leading smartphone manufacturer to supply multiple 3G/4G LTE components into a recently announced fourth-generation flagship smartphone platform.
The highly anticipated smartphones will feature RFMD's recently announced RF7388 multimode multi-band (MMMB) 3G/4G PA, multiple variants of RFMD's RF73xx family of ultra-high efficiency LTE
PAs, and RFMD's industry-leading antenna control solutions.
Eric Creviston, president of RFMD's Cellular Products Group, said: "RFMD is rapidly increasing our exposure to the world's leading smartphone manufacturers and extending our position in the high-growth LTE category. We expect to grow our content in the world's leading LTE devices as major new programs are introduced and ramp throughout calendar 2013."
RFMD's highly integrated RF7388 PA covers bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 33, 35, 37, and 39, and delivers best-in-class efficiency in a multimode multi-band package. It is mated
with RFMD's RF7307, RF7320, and RF7321 ultra-high efficiency satellite single-band 4G LTE PAs to provide additional coverage for LTE bands 7, 20, and 11/21, respectively.
In addition to the RF7388, RF7307, RF7320, and RF7321, RFMD will supply its RF1119 antenna control solution to optimize and miniaturize the antenna function across this global smartphone platform. The RF1119 is compatible with the leading 4G LTE basebands and is designed to deliver optimal RF performance in high data-rate, high band-count multimode applications.
RFMD's industry-leading antenna control solutions enable thinner handsets and help extend network coverage by reducing dropped calls and increasing data throughput rates.