6/10/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced 10 new cost-competitive millimeter-wave integrated circuits that include frequency doublers, low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) and power amplifiers covering the 6 to 45 GHz frequency range. These millimeter-wave ICs fill many of the most critical active radio-frequency requirements for point-to-point radio link equipment used to connect base stations, and other cost-sensitive commercial communications systems. They provide performance equal to or better than competitive devices now on the market, and complement Agilent's growing family of millimeter-wave products.
"The expanded product line demonstrates Agilent's capability of being a single-source vendor for millimeter-wave PAs, LNAs and doublers across our customers' frequency bands of interest," said Philip Gadd, worldwide marketing manager of Agilent's Wireless Semiconductor Division. "This enables customers to significantly reduce manufacturing costs by procuring parts covering all applications from one vendor."
The new AMMC series millimeter-wave ICs, from Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group, are fabricated using a 0.15-micron pHEMT process on 6-inch wafers. The process and the wafer fab are both optimized to provide excellent performance and highly reliable devices at reduced production costs.
These newest additions to the AMMC series product family consist of 10 devices, which include two frequency doublers, three low-noise amplifiers and five power amplifiers:
Samples of the AMMC series millimeter-wave ICs are available now through Agilent's direct sales channel. Production quantities and full availability through Agilent's worldwide distribution partners is expected in the fourth quarter of 2004.
About Agilent's RF/Microwave Solutions
With three decades of RF and microwave design and manufacturing experience, Agilent can help its customers meet the most demanding technical specifications and pass the most difficult regulatory tests around the world. Agilent's RF/microwave components target handset, base station and wireless LAN applications, and offer numerous benefits, including small packages, excellent power efficiency, and industry-leading performance specifications. The company uses its own commercially available EEsof EDA software tools in the design of its products. More information is available at www.agilent.com/view/rf.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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