RFMD(R) Introduces Location Solutions Designed to Enable Location-Based Services in Mobile Devices
Mobile device manufacturers using the RF8000 series to enable location- based services will enjoy the benefits of a powerful processing engine implemented in a highly integrated, low power platform. The RF8000 architecture features an efficient RF design, flexible virtual correlation algorithms, powerful accelerator engine and innovative signal processing techniques, all delivered in a compact SoC format. The highly efficient architecture accommodates the stringent power requirements of cellular handsets, and the reduced solution size and minimal external component count are sensitive to the limited area available for complementary radios in mobile devices.
AJ Nadler, general manager of RFMD's RF Systems Business Unit, said, "RFMD's ability to design innovative location solutions specifically for mobile device manufacturers is a direct result of our deep systems-level expertise, our broad portfolio of enabling technologies and our unique access to the performance and cost requirements of the world's leading mobile device manufacturers. RFMD's RF8000 series of location solutions sets a new standard of performance per square millimeter with minimal impact to battery life, two key metrics to mobile device manufacturers."
RFMD will showcase its industry-leading portfolio of technologies and products at the 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 11-14, 2008, in Hall 8, Stand 8B79.
RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq GS: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency systems and solutions. RFMD's cellular front ends, cellular transceivers, RF components and system-on-chip (SoC) solutions enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, cellular base station, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV networking, aerospace, defense, and global positioning systems (GPS) markets. Recognized for its diverse portfolio of state-of-the-art semiconductor technologies and vast RF systems expertise, RFMD is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device and RF equipment manufacturers.
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