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ANADIGICS

February 07, 2011 09:00 ET

ANADIGICS Expands Industry's Most Efficient 4G LTE Power Amplifier Family

ANADIGICS' New HELP4™ Power Amplifiers Bring Industry-Leading Efficiency to Fifteen LTE Bands Worldwide

WARREN, NJ--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal semiconductor solutions, today announced the expansion of its fourth generation High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP4™) LTE (Long Term Evolution) power amplifier (PA) family. The ALT67xx series HELP4™ 4G PAs have three selectable power modes to deliver the power and linearity required for 4G mobile devices over a full range of operating conditions.

ANADIGICS' HELP4™ 4G PAs use the Company's exclusive InGaP-Plus™ technology to achieve optimal efficiency across low-range and mid-range output power levels and provide the lowest quiescent currents in the industry. The ALT67xx series deliver industry-leading efficiency to extend battery life in handsets, smart phones, tablets, netbooks, and notebooks. The Company's HELP4™ PAs also provide highly efficient operation in WCMDA, HSPA and HSPA+ systems.

"The rapid deployment of LTE networks is enabling manufacturers to design new mobile devices with unprecedented access to multimedia content," said Marcus Wise, Vice President of Wireless RF Products at ANADIGICS. "Our expanded HELP4™ power amplifier family supports fifteen LTE bands, enabling users around the world to experience the full potential of wireless 4G on long-lived mobile devices." 

A report published by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), in January 2011, confirmed 128 operator commitments to deploy commercial LTE systems in 52 countries. The number of operators investing in LTE deployments and trials increased by more than 140% in just one year, making LTE the fastest developing system in the history of mobile telecommunications.

Key ALT67xx Series Facts and Highlights:

  • Industry-Leading Performance
    • Average current consumption reduction of 30%, compared with previous generation PAs
    • Three mode states to achieve exceptional power-added efficiencies at low-range and mid-range output power levels
    • Industry's lowest quiescent current of less than 4 mA
    • Best-in-class linearity at maximum output power
  • High Level of Integration
    • 3 mm by 3 mm by 1 mm footprint
    • Integrated DC blocks on RF ports
    • Internal voltage regulation
    • Integrated "daisy chainable" directional RF coupler with 20dB directivity
  • Complete Family of Products
    • Support for paired FDD and unpaired TDD LTE spectrums
    • Identical pin-out across entire family

Key Specifications:
ANADIGICS' Expanded Family of HELP4™ LTE PAs Include:

Part Number   Frequency Band   Efficiency   Quiescent Current
ALT6701   1920 MHz to 1980 MHz
(Band 1)
  41% @ +28.4 dBm
31% @ +17 dBm
24% @ +8 dBm
  2 mA
ALT6702   1850 MHz to 1910 MHz
(Band 2)
  40% @ +28.7 dBm
34% @ +17 dBm
24% @ +8 dBm
  2 mA
ALT6704   1710 MHz to 1785 MHz
(Bands 3, 4, & 9)
  39% @ +28.6 dBm
35% @ +17 dBm
24% @ +8 dBm
  2 mA
ALT6705*   815 MHz to 849 MHz
(Bands 5, 6, 18, & 19)
  40% @ +28.4 dBm
26% @ +17 dBm
18% @ +7 dBm
  3 mA
ALT6707*   2500 MHz to 2570 MHz
(Band 7)
  38% @ +28.5 dBm
27% @ +17 dBm
17% @ +7 dBm
  4 mA
ALT6708*   880 MHz to 915 MHz
(Band 8)
  40% @ +28.8 dBm
26% @ +17 dBm
17% @ +7 dBm
  3 mA
ALT6712   698 MHz to 716 MHz
(Bands 12 & 17)
  34% @ +27.5 dBm
17% @ +16 dBm
11% @ +6 dBm
  4 mA
ALT6713**   777 MHz to 798 MHz
(Bands 13 & 14)
  35% @ +27.5 dBm
18% @ +16 dBm
12% @ +6 dBm
  3 mA
ALT6714*   777 MHz to 798 MHz
(Bands 13 & 14)
  34% @ +27.5 dBm
18% @ +16 dBm
12% @ +6 dBm
  4 mA
ALT6720*   832 MHz to 862 MHz
(Band 20)
  35% @ +27.7 dBm
19% @ +16 dBm
12% @ +6.5 dBm
  3 mA
ALT6738*   2570 MHz to 2620 MHz
(Band 38)
  32% @ +27.7 dBm
27.5% @ +16 dBm
15% @ +6 dBm
  2.7 mA
ALT6740*   2300 MHz to 2400 MHz
(Band 40)
  33.5% @ +27.7 dBm
29% @ +16 dBm
15% @ +6 dBm
  2.7 mA

*New additions to the ANADIGICS HELP4™ 4G PA family; ** No Internal DC Block on RF Ports

Samples of the complete line of ANADIGICS HELP4™ 4G PAs are available now. Evaluation kits are available upon request.

ANADIGICS will exhibit at the 2011 Mobile World Congress from February 14-17 in Barcelona, Spain. Visitors to the ANADIGICS exhibit will learn why advanced reference designs and leaders in mobile communication equipment are specifying ANADIGICS solutions in their 3G and 4G designs. Visit ANADIGICS' exhibit located at STAND2C19, HALL 2 or visit the Virtual Press Room for more information.

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About ANADIGICS, Inc.
ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) delivers integrated radio frequency (RF) solutions that OEMs and ODMs demand to optimize the performance of wireless, broadband and cable applications across all major networks and standards. ANADIGICS features a diverse portfolio of highly linear, highly efficient RFICs. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, the company's award-winning products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers and other components that can be purchased individually or packaged as integrated RF and front-end modules. For more information, visit www.anadigics.com.

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