Simultaneous GPS, and other location-based GPS services, requires a high level of receiver sensitivity. Avago’s ALM-1712 is a complete GPS RF front end that delivers very low noise figures, high linearity and superior out-of-band rejection performance. By integrating a GPS LNA with pre and post high-rejection FBAR (film bulk acoustic resonator) filters, the high-performance ALM-1712 simplifies and shortens the RF design process, reduces component count and provides excellent RF performance levels that are critical in the use of GPS applications.
Avago’s highly integrated ALM-1712 is housed in a miniature 4.5 x 2.2 x 1.0 mm MCOB package, reducing PCB space by more than 50% when compared to a discreet-only solution. The integration of FBAR filtering enables the ALM-1712 to reach more than 85 dBc of cell/PCS-band rejection levels. Additionally, the ALM-1712 effectively leverages Avago’s 0.5 um GaAs enhancement-mode pHEMT process to deliver a 1.7 dB noise figure, 13.5 dB gain, and +5 dBm IIP3 (input third order intercept point) at typical operating condition of 2.7V and 8 mA. At low voltages down to 1.8V, the module can still achieve very low noise figure and high linearity, which makes it very suitable for use in low-power GPS applications.
The ALM-1712 is designed for the 1.575 GHz frequency band, targeting handset GPS, recreational and in-vehicle GPS receiver and GPS antenna applications.
Pricing and Availability
Products will be available in December 2008. Pricing for the ALM-1712 begins at $1.81 in the 10,000 piece quantity range.
More information about Avago Technologies’ wireless products can be found 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 approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer 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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