Packaged in a 3.3 x 2.1 x 1.0 mm miniature MCOB package, the ALM-1612 is integrated with Avago’s industry leading FBAR filter for superior rejection at cell/PCS band frequencies, which is particularly critical for simultaneous GPS operation in handsets and other mobile applications. The ALM-1612 provides a CMOS-compatible shutdown pin to turn the LNA on/off or to adjust the variable current. A built-in shunt indicator at the RF input pin of the LNA enhances its ESD protection. Leveraging the company’s innovative 0.25 um enhancement-mode pHEMT fabrication technology, Avago’s ALM-1612 can also operate at low voltages of 1.8 V and still achieve very low noise figures and high gain, making it ideal for use in low-power GPS applications, such as handsets and portable GPS navigation devices.
The full integration of Avago’s GPS LNA with its FBAR filter in a very small package helps to reduce PCB board space and component count. This enables product designers to create smaller, more compact GPS products or add more features and functionalities on the device to support new applications.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the ALM-1612 begins at $1.31 in 10,000 piece quantities. The new amplifiers are available now through Avago’s worldwide distribution partners.
About Avago’s Wireless Semiconductor Division
With over three decades of RF and microwave technology design and production expertise, Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for today’s highly integrated, feature-rich mobile handhelds, wireless data and infrastructure applications. The company’s innovative enhancement-mode pHEMT, CoolPAM and Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator (FBAR) technologies have set new benchmarks for battery life, size and performance of mobile products. Avago’s reliable RF/microwave components target many markets, including mobile handsets, wireless infrastructure, wireless data (GPS/WLAN/WiMax), digital TV, VSAT and datalink. More information about Avago’s family of RF products is available at www.avagotechwireless.com.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.
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