July 13, 2010 10:00 ET

ANADIGICS Unveils New Range of Power Amplifiers for Booming 3G Mobile Device Market

Latest Family of Industry's Most Efficient WCDMA Power Amplifiers Deliver on Demanding Requirements of Today's Most Popular Wireless Standards

WARREN, NJ--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) today introduced a series of new HELP4™ WCDMA single-band power amplifiers (PAs) -- the AWT66xx family -- designed for the industry's most popular 3G mobile devices running on the WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) standard. This HELP4™ WCDMA family includes the AWT6621, AWT6622, AWT6624, AWT6625 and AWT6628 PAs, each designed for specific wireless bands.

The fourth generation of HELP™ (High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power) PAs are ideal for a broad spectrum of mobile device applications as they deliver maximum efficiency at various power levels, including a 50-percent reduction in current consumption where mobile devices operate most frequently. They also enable up to 75-percent longer battery life, resulting in significantly longer talk time in handsets. 

All the devices in the AWT66xx series are now ramping into volume production; complete evaluation kits are available upon request.

"Even with the emergence of 4G mobile technology today, we continue to see a tremendous opportunity in WCDMA as the 3G smartphone market continues to expand at an astounding pace," said Marcus Wise, Vice President, Wireless RF Products at ANADIGICS. "We have realized tremendous success in the global marketplace with our broad portfolio of 3G products that cover every major standard. We are also paving the way to 4G with a strong portfolio of our forthcoming LTE and WiMAX products. Our HELP4™ products deliver the efficiency, flexibility, performance and reliability our customers demand to differentiate and deliver the technologically advanced solutions that consumers expect from their mobile devices."

With the proliferation of technologies like HSPA+, which improve wireless network performance, the global 3G WCDMA market remains the most pervasive 3G system globally. According to the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), 3G/WCDMA is the leading 3G system globally with commercial service in 135 countries. 97% of WCDMA operators have commercially launched HSPA. Yet mobile broadband downlink and uplink speeds using HSPA are evolving. The Network Update reports on 80 operator commitments to deploy HSPA+ including 41 commercial systems launched in 26 countries.

Key Product Facts and Highlights:

  • ANADIGICS works with the industry's leading chipset manufacturers in the development of the HELP4™ WCDMA family to provide the highest level of flexibility, integration and ease-of-use to mobile handset designers. 
  • The ANADIGICS AWT6621, AWT6622, AWT6624, AWT6625 and AWT6628 each include high-performance directional couplers in a 3 X 3 X 1 (mm) footprint.
  • Each device is HSPA and HSPA+ compliant for the highest data levels.
  • Each offer three mode states to achieve high power-added efficiencies at several power levels during the phone operation.
  • These products also enable low quiescent current and low leakage current in shutdown mode.

Specific Applications:

  • AWT6621: Band 1 (IMT) WCDMA/HSPA wireless devices; Band Class 6 CDMA/EVDO wireless devices
  • AWT6622: Band 2 (PCS) WCDMA/HSPA wireless devices; Band Class 1 (PCS) CDMA/EVDO wireless devices
  • AWT6624: Band 4 (along with Band 3 and Band 9) WCDMA/HSPA wireless devices; AWS/KPCS CDMA/EVDO wireless devices
  • AWT6625: Band 5 (Cell) WCDMA/HSPA wireless devices; Band Class 0 CDMA/EVDO wireless devices
  • AWT6628: Band 8 (EGSM) WCDMA/HSPA wireless devices

About HELP

  • ANADIGICS first introduced its HELP™ products in 2004; they quickly became the preferred choice for CDMA and WCDMA designs due to the innovative technology that enables longer battery life and extended talk time.
  • Subsequent generations of HELP™ products have continued to raise the standard of performance for CDMA and WCDMA/HSPA, devices, firmly establishing ANADIGICS as the industry leader in PA performance and efficiency.

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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. Celebrating its 25th year, 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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