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November 04, 2010

RF Micro Devices Introduces Portfolio of Broadband 6-Bit Digital Step Attenuators

By Deepika Mala
TMCnet Contributor

RF Micro Devices, a major player in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, launched its broadband 6-bit digital step attenuator product portfolio, with the availability of the RFSA2614 and the RFSA2624.

For operation across multiple market segments, including 3G/4G/LTE cellular infrastructure, WiMAX, wireless backhaul and other high-performance wireless communications applications, RFMD's (News - Alert) newest high-performance components are optimized.

A 6-bit design with both serial and parallel mode programming, covering a broad frequency range from 50MHz to 4000MHz, is featured by RFMD's RFSA2614 and RFSA2624 digital step attenuators. To adjust the gain of high linearity receive and transmit channels over a 31.5dB range with 0.5dB step resolution, radio designers can use RFMD's DSAs. Industry-leading performance, highlighted by superior settling time of 200ns, as well as a P1dB of 27dBm and IIP3 of +48dBm is delivered by the new DSAs.

RFMD, in addition to the RFSA2614 and RFSA2624, supplies a very broad range of high-performance, price competitive catalog components for use in multiple end markets and across numerous applications.

At the electronica 2010 trade show in Munich Germany, Nov. 9 to 12, RFMD will showcase the RFSA2614 and RFSA2624. Product brochures will be available at the RFMD booth, and datasheets can be obtained via RFMD's website.

Through RFMD's online store and through local RFMD sales channels, samples and production quantities are available.

In related news, a highly integrated new front end module that delivers a complete integrated solution for handset/handheld WiFi (News - Alert) 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth systems was recently launched by RF Micro Devices.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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