RFMD Introduces Highly-Integrated FEM for Smart Metering/Smart Energy and ISM Band Applications

RFMD Introduces Highly-Integrated FEM for Smart Metering/Smart Energy and ISM
Band Applications

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc.
(Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and manufacture of
high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor
technologies, today announced the availability of the RFFM6903 front end
module (FEM). RFMD's highly-integrated RFFM6903 FEM meets or exceeds the
system requirements for AMI/AMR smart meter applications operating in the
868MHz–960MHz frequency band. The FEM supports multiple applications,
including Smart Energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), portable
battery-powered equipment, and general 868/915MHz ISM band systems.

The feature-rich RFFM6903 integrates a +30.5dBm power amplifier (PA) with a Tx
harmonic output filter in the transmit path, a Tx path bypass mode with
harmonic filter, and a low-noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass mode in the
receive path and is packaged in a 6mm x 6mm x 1mm laminate package. The RFMD^®
RFFM6903 also includes a low insertion loss, high isolation, single-pole
three-throw (SP3T) switch and separate Rx/Tx 50ohm ports that simplify
matching and provide input and output signals for both the Tx and Rx paths. In
the receive path, the Rx chain provides 16dB of typical gain with only 5mA of
current and an excellent noise figure of 1.7dB.

Rohan Houlden, general manager of RFMD's Wireless Connectivity business unit,
said, "The RFFM6903 is ideal for advanced metering systems requiring high
efficiency and minimum output power of 1 Watt. The high level of integration
and industry-leading form factor minimize the footprint and reduce the number
of discrete components and manufacturing assembly costs. The fully-integrated
front end module design approach shortens customer design time and accelerates
time-to-market, while delivering industry leading product performance."

RFMD is showcasing a broad portfolio of industry-leading RF components at the
Electronica 2012 trade show in Munich, Germany, November 13-16, Stand #A4.134.
Datasheets can be obtained via RFMD's website at www.rfmd.com or by contacting
RFMD at 336-664-1233.


The RFFM6903 is available for sampling and mass production.

About RFMD

RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the design and
manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound
semiconductor technologies. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide
enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the mobile device,
wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN or WiFi), cable
television (CATV)/broadband, Smart Energy/advanced metering infrastructure
(AMI), and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse
portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a
preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises and
communications equipment providers.

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