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5 June 2013

Avago expands portfolio of RF front-ends for small-cell base transceiver stations

Avago Technologies Ltd of San Jose, CA, USA and Singapore, a supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline and industrial applications, has announced two RF power amplifiers (PAs), the MGA-43728 and MGA-43828, and a WiFi FBAR (film bulk acoustic resonator) filter, the ACFF-1024, designed specifically for small-cell base transceiver station (BTS) applications.

AvagoAvago’s latest RF front-ends for small-cell base transceiver stations.

Expanding on Avago’s MGA-43x28 PA family (launched in June 2012 with the MGA43428, 43528 and 43628), the MGA-43728 and MGA-43828 are, respectively, new UMTS/LTE band 7 and band 8 PAs featuring high linearity, gain and power-added efficiency (PAE) with integrated power detector and shutdown function. The ACFF-1024 is a miniature band-pass filter optimized for use in the 2.4GHz ISM (industrial, scientific & medical) band. Designed with Avago’s FBAR technology, the ACFF-1024 enables concurrent operation of WiFi and Bluetooth applications that coexist with other wireless standards such as PCS and LTE bands 7, 38, and 40 without performance degradation due to interference.

“Avago is committed to serving small-cell customers with an expanded portfolio of highly differentiated products and cost-effective solutions,” says Ron Ruebusch, VP & general manager of Avago’s Wireless Semiconductor Division. “Leveraging proven mobile handset technology, Avago shall continue to invest in developing new products catering to the growing small-cell market segment,” he adds.

Performance details of the new products are as follows:

  • MGA-43728: linear Pout of 27.3dBm at 48dBc ACLR (LTE, 10MHz/50RB); gain of 38.3dB; PAE of 13.7%.
  • MGA-43828: linear Pout of 27dBm at 50dBc ACLR (UMTS, 5MHz); gain of 33.0dB; PAE of 15.0%.
  • ACFF-1024: WiFi and Bluetooth coexistence with LTE bands 7, 38 and 40; 57dB minimum attenuation in LTE band 7; 55dB minimum attenuation in LTE band 38; 50dB minimum attenuation in LTE band 40.

Avago is showcasing its portfolio of RF front-end solutions (including the new MGA-43728, MGA-43828 and ACFF-1024) in booth 1453 at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2013) in Seattle, WA, USA (4-6 June).

The MGA-43728 and MGA-43828 are priced at $9.24 each in 1000-unit quantities, and the ACFF-1024 is priced at $2.13 each in 1000-unit quantities.

See related items:

Avago launches wireless products for3G/4G small-cell base stations and portable GPS systems

Tags: Avago LNA GaAs pHEMT Small-cell base stations


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