NXP Delivers Industry's First Ultra-Wideband Doherty Amplifiers

NXP Delivers Industry's First Ultra-Wideband Doherty Amplifiers 
Bringing High-Efficiency Gains to Broadcast Transmitters 
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/13 --  NXP
Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the availability
of its ultra-wideband Doherty reference design using the BLF884P and
BLF884PS -- the industry's first wideband Doherty power amplifiers
capable of broadband operation (470 to 806 MHz). The new 70W DVB-T
LDMOS designs bring the high-efficiency gains of Doherty topologies
to broadcast transmitters, using NXP's patent-pending architecture
capable of operating over an ultra-wideband spectrum. Whereas
traditional UHF technologies such as class AB typically reach only
30% efficiency, Doherty solutions are capable of reaching 45-50%
power amplifier efficiency -- a significant improvement. The
ultra-wideband Doherty design uses NXP's mature leading-edge 50V
LDMOS technology, and the ruggedness of the BLF884P and BLF884PS make
them ideal for digital broadcast transmitters. The UWB Doherty power
amplifiers will be showcased in the NXP booth at MTT-S International
Microwave Symposium 2013, and a preview of the live demo is available
here: http://youtu.be/EnPUyLAclOU  
"By leveraging NXP's expertise and IP in Doherty architectures, we've
been able to design a unique ultra-wideband Doherty solution which
achieves high efficiency without incurring additional costs, or
delaying time to market: With a single Doherty design, we're able to
cover the full band from 470 to 806 MHz. In testing our first
high-bandwidth Doherty power amplifiers, our lead customers have been
able to demonstrate tremendous efficiency gains, further validating
our approach," said Mark Murphy, director of marketing, RF power and
base stations, NXP Semiconductors. "Given the immense pressure to
deliver richer content via high-performance TV transmitters, we
believe that the impact of ultra-wideband Doherty architectures on
the overall digital broadcast market will be wide-ranging. At an
average DVB-T power level of 70 W, the BLF884P/PS ultra-wideband
Doherty reference design is extremely well suited for gap filler
applications." 
In March, NXP's full-band UHF Doherty architecture was recognized as
"RF/Wireless Product of the Year" in the China ACE Awards
2013. 
Availability
 The BLF884P and BLF884PS are now in production,
with product samples and reference designs available immediately to
qualified customers. NXP's new Doherty power amplifiers for
ultra-wideband -- including its forthcoming BLF888D 110W DVB-T
solution suitable for larger transmitters -- will be featured at IMS
2013 in Seattle, Washington from June 4-6 (booth 1709).  
Links 


 
--  VIDEO: Unveiling Ultra-wideband Doherty for Broadcast:
    http://youtu.be/EnPUyLAclOU
--  BLF884P product information: http://www.nxp.com/pip/BLF884P
--  BLF884PS product information: http://www.nxp.com/pip/BLF884PS

  
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