Infineon Selects TriQuint Power Amplifier/Filter for GSM/GPRS RF Design

12/16/2003 - TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq/FSE: TQNT) announced that its power amplifier and filter products were chosen by Infineon Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) for a new, state-of-the-art GSM/GPRS class 12 RF reference design. This next-generation mobile phone radio design can dramatically reduce customer RF design cycles.

The new reference design is based on TriQuint’s dual/tri/quad-band GSM/GPRS power amplifier module (TQM7M4012), quad-band H3-filter product (TQ1422) and Infineon’s GSM/EDGE direct conversion transceiver, the SMARTiDC+ (PMB6258). The overall reference design includes a front-end module (FEM) and SAW filters.

“We’re pleased that Infineon selected TriQuint’s optimized solution for their SMARTiDC+ reference design,” said Andreas Nitschke, GSM Marketing Manager for TriQuint Semiconductor. “This design offers our mutual end-customer base a highly competitive, BoM-optimized and ready-to-use GSM/GPRS RF system solution. This phone form factor reference design enables our customers to significantly shorten their RF design cycle for GSM/GPRS phones and modems.”

TriQuint’s quad-band GSM/GPRS power amplifier module TQM7M4012 [8.8x9.6x1.4mm2] is unique in the marketplace with its four stages that reduce a design’s BoM and eliminates components compared to competing solutions. Its first stage is a limiter for optimum system noise performance. TriQuint’s quad-band H3 filter product TQ1422 [3x3x0.9mm2], like the TQM7M4012, is optimized in architecture and product performance to interface with Infineon’s transceiver, the SMARTiDC+. TQ1422 functionality includes harmonic filtering, an integrated balun for balanced-to-single-ended conversion and a bias supply matching the SMARTiDC+ output stage in low and high bands.

Infineon’s SMARTiDC+ is an established quad-band single chip transceiver for voice and data applications (GPRS and EDGE). The transceiver features proven direct conversion architecture for GSM and EDGE, with a fully integrated quad-band RF oscillator for small PCB size and a reduced RF subsystem BoM. The transceiver is provided in a VQFN-48 lead-free solder package.

The new design kit includes an RF reference board, PC adapter card, control software, application notes, and product datasheets. It is available now and will be sampled and supported by both TriQuint Semiconductor and Infineon Technologies.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq: TQNT) is a leading supplier of high performance products for communications applications. The company focuses on the specialized expertise, materials and know-how for RF/IF and optical applications. The company enjoys diversity in its markets, applications, products, technology and customer base. Markets include wireless phones, base stations, optical networks, broadband and microwave equipment, and aerospace and defense. TriQuint provides customers with standard and custom product solutions as well as foundry services. Products are based on advanced process technologies including gallium arsenide, indium phosphide, silicon germanium, and surface acoustic wave (SAW). TriQuint customers include major communications companies worldwide. TriQuint has manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, Pennsylvania and Florida, production assembly plants in Costa Rica and Mexico, and design centers in New England, Germany and Taiwan. All manufacturing and production facilities are certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard.

TriQuint is headquartered at 2300 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124 and can be reached at 503/615-9000 (fax 503/615-8900). Visit the TriQuint web site at

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