WARREN, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD), today announced its AWB7220 power amplifier (PA), the first in the company's new line of products targeted at the 3G and 4G femtocell markets. ANADIGICS' new AWB7220 PA is a highly isolated, fully matched, multi-chip module (MCM) designed and engineered specifically for use in femtocell and customer premises equipment (CPE) worldwide.
Femtocells solve the problem of weak or nonexistent wireless broadband signals in SOHO environments by connecting users' mobile devices to their carrier's network through a high-speed Internet link. Because they are inexpensive and easy to install and operate, sales of femtocells are expected to ramp up significantly in 2009. Industry analyst firm ABI Research sees the femtocell market increasing to double-digit millions in volume during 2010. ABI's Stuart Carlaw, Vice President and Research Director, states, "We expect cellular-based femtocells to take the baton from UMA- and SiP-based Wi-Fi solutions by 2013, seizing 62% of the 103 million unit access point market." ABI Research also expects femtocell prices to drop to the range of wireless routers in 2010.
"The femtocell market is an exciting place to be right now," explains Joe Cozzarelli, Director, Wireless Infrastructure and 4G Products, ANADIGICIS. "It's a milestone in the convergence between consumer electronics and commercial network infrastructure. We're leveraging ANADIGICS' proven, core GaAs technology and our engineering expertise to design and manufacture a comprehensive product line with the exceptional linearity, high power, optimized performance and integrated functionality required by femtocell equipment designers and manufacturers."
About the AWB7220
ANADIGICS first femtocell product, the AWB7220, is a 4.5 volt module that operates from 2.5GHz to 2.7GHz with extended operational capability between 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz. Designed specifically for OFDMA waveforms such as 802.16 WiMAX, the new module delivers 28dBm (P1dB = 35dBm) output power with 30dB of gain.
The AWB7220 is manufactured using ANADIGICS proprietary InGaP-Plus(TM) technology that provides state-of-the-art reliability, temperature stability, and ruggedness. Its self-contained 7mm x 7mm x 1mm surface mount package incorporates matching networks optimized for output power, efficiency and linearity in a 50 ohm system.
ANADIGICS' new AWB7220 PAs are available now. For additional information, visit: http://www.anadigics.com/worldwide_sales or contact ANADIGICS at +1.908.668.5000 (Phone) or +1.908.668.5132 (FAX).
For detailed product information, visit: www.anadigics.com/products/handsets_datacards/wimax_802_16_power_amplifiers/awb7220.
About ANADIGICS, Inc.
ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Warren, NJ, the company's award-winning products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers, and other components, which can be sold individually or packaged as integrated radio frequency and front end modules. For more information, visit www.anadigics.com.
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