6/2/2004 - TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq/FSE: TQNT) introduced a revolutionary new Quad-Band GSM GPRS Transmit Module (TQM6M4001) in the market's smallest, most highly-integrated form factor – 6x6x1.1mm – offering a 60% size reduction compared to competing solutions with greater system integration and superior cost-effectiveness for next generation mobile handset designs.
The new TQM6M4001 transmit module is a marketplace breakthrough because of its smaller size and high-level integration. This module leverages the discrete GSM850/900 and DCS1800/PCS1900 power amplifier (PA) blocks and integrated power control found in current generation power amplifier modules. It then adds the low insertion loss quad-band pHEMT switch, Tx harmonics filtering, integrated switch decoder, four receive ports, and internal ESD protection necessary to implement full RF transmit/receive functionality - all in an unprecedented size of 36mm2. The TQM6M4001 requires no external matching and saves customers the need for PA-to-switch design effort. This advancement was achieved in part by eliminating all surface mount devices (SMDs) inside the laminate-based module, resulting in clear size, cost, reliability and time-to-market advantages.
“This market-leading GSM GPRS Quad-Band Transmit Module offers outstanding performance and integration while enabling phone designers to significantly simplify and reduce next-generation mobile design form factors. This clear advantage in RF partitioning decreases time-to-market and engineering complexity,” said Andreas Nitschke, TriQuint Semiconductor GSM Product Marketing Manager–Europe.
The TQM6M4001 is a significant milestone in TriQuint’s GSM RF roadmap, which includes a broad technology portfolio of PAMs, switches and filter components. Through innovative engineering the company is committed to set new standards in RF front-end system architecture driving the highest integration while simultaneously offering the best RF performance at the lowest size and cost targets.
The TQM6M4001 utilizes TriQuint’s InGaP, GaAs HBT and GaAs PHEMT processes to combine all transmit functions between transceiver output and antenna:
Key product benefits include excellent RF&DC performance over temperature:
The TQM6M4001 transmit module complements TriQuint`s product family of GSM GPRS power amplifier stand-alone modules (e.g. TQM7M4014 [7x10mm] and TQM7M4022 [7x7mm]) and offers an RF transmit ‘turn-key’ solution by eliminating the need for a separate, front-end switch module, power control circuitry and matching components for the PA and front-end design.
Sample availability for the TQM6M4001 GSM GPRS Quad-Band Transmit Module is limited due to customer demand. Please contact TriQuint for sample updates, demo-boards, application notes and excellent world-wide application team technical support. A product brief for the TQM6M4001 is available at: http://www.tqs.com/company/divisions/wireless/docs/TQM6M4001/TQM6M4001.pdf
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (Nasdaq/FSE: 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, as well as production assembly plants in Costa Rica and Mexico, plus sales support offices in China and design centers in New England, Germany and Taiwan. All manufacturing and production facilities are registered to the ISO9001:2000 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 TriQuint on the web at www.triquint.com
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