May 05, 2011 09:00 ET

ANADIGICS Introduces New CDMA/WCDMA/LTE Power Amplifier Series Optimized for SMPS Devices

ANADIGICS' New HELP3DC™ Power Amplifiers Bring the Performance of HELP™ Technology to Cellular Devices That Utilize SMPS, DC/DC Converters, and Envelope Tracking

WARREN, NJ--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) and mixed signal semiconductor solutions, today introduced a new series of power amplifiers (PAs), leveraging the Company's third generation High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP™) technology. The new HELP3DC™ AWT663x series PAs are optimized for CDMA, WCDMA/HSPA, and LTE devices that include a switched-mode power supply (SMPS), DC/DC converter, or Envelope Tracking IC to control the PA supply voltage. In this kind of design, HELP3DC™ PAs provide the world-class average current consumption to help extend battery life in handsets, smart phones, tablets, netbooks, and notebooks.

"ANADIGICS continues to raise the bar for wireless power amplifier performance with the introduction of our new HELP3DC™ series, optimized for devices that include DC/DC converters in their RF power management strategy," said Bruce Webber, director of marketing for wireless RF products at ANADIGICS. "This addition to our successful and industry-leading HELP™ product family provides RF designers with more options to achieve longer battery life, enabling mobile device users to experience the full potential of mobile broadband 3G and 4G services."

SMPS and DC/DC converters allow handset designers to reduce the PA supply voltage, decreasing average current consumption under selected conditions. ANADIGICS' HELP3DC™ PAs have two power modes for high efficiency across both low and high RF power levels from a fixed supply. These PAs also provide exceptionally low quiescent currents. Using a HELP3DC™ series PA in combination with an external DC/DC converter gives designers additional options to reduce battery current consumption in both high power and low power modes. Envelope tracking designs modulate the PA supply voltage to match the demands of the input RF signal. In Envelope Tracking designs, HELP3DC™ PAs can provide world-class performance and efficiency.

ANADIGICS HELP3DC™ Key Facts and Highlights:

  • World-Class Performance
    • Two mode states for high efficiencies over a full range of output power with a single mode control input
    • Optimized for RF designs that vary the PA supply voltage to reduce current consumption
    • Low quiescent currents, less than 8 mA at 3.4 V
    • Best-in-class linearity (ACLR1) at 3.4 V
    • LTE compliant
    • WCDMA, HSPA, and HSPA+ compliant
    • CDMA/EVDO compliant
    • 1.8 V control logic
  • Industry-Leading Integration
    • Integrated RF coupler
    • Internal voltage regulation
    • Integrated DC blocks on RF ports
    • 3 mm x 3 mm x 1 mm packages

ANADIGICS HELP3DC™ Key Specifications:

ProductFrequency BandWCDMA Efficiency at 3.4 VMinimum VCC
AWT6631UMTS Band 1 (1880 to 1980 MHz)
TD-SCDMA (2010 to 2025 MHz)
40% @ +28.25 dBm
24% @ +17 dBm
HPM: 1.5V
LPM: 0.5V
AWT6632UMTS Band 2, CDMA BC 1, 14
(1850 to 1915 MHz)
40% @ +29 dBm
22% @ +17 dBm
HPM: 1.5V
LPM: 0.5V
AWT6634UMTS Bands 3, 4, 9 & 10
(1710 to 1785 MHz)
39% @ +28.25 dBm
22% @ +17 dBm
HPM: 1.5V
LPM: 0.5V
AWT6635UMTS Bands 5 & 6, CDMA BC 0,10 (815 to 849 MHz)38% @ +28.5 dBm
22% @ +17 dBm
HPM: 1.5V
LPM: 0.5V
AWT6638UMTS Band 8
(880 to 915 MHz)
40% @ +28.5 dBm
22% @ +17 dBm
HPM: 1.5V
LPM: 0.5V

Samples of ANADIGICS' HELP3DC™ PAs are available now. Evaluation kits are available upon request.

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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

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