The RF3267 and RF6266 WCDMA/HSDPA PAs from RF Micro Devices target next-generation, multiband, multimode 3G handsets and smart phones. The company expects volume shipments of both devices to commence this quarter.

The Band 1 (1920 to 1980 MHz) RF3267 offers a digitally controlled low-power mode, which permits operation up to 19 dBm with reduced current consumption. With its integrated coupler, designers can eliminate the external coupler traditionally placed at the PA’s output. Its 3- by 3- by 0.9-mm package maintains pin-for-pin compatibility with its predecessor, the RF3266, enabling OEMs to shrink handset RF sections for thinner designs.

Like the RF3267, the RF6266 comes in a 3- by 3- by 0.9-mm package. It can operate in Band 5 (824 to 849 MHz) or Band 8 (880 to 915 MHz). Used together, the RF3267 and RF6266 provide a compact solution for the North American and European Union markets.

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