Avago Technologies Adds Pair of Miniature Dual Band Power Amplifier Modules to Its Growing Family of PAs

New PA Modules Feature Latest CoolPAM Circuit Technology and Supports Hand Set Applications Operating in UMTS Bands 1+8 and 2+5

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SINGAPORE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 9, 2009 — Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a pair of dual band power amplifier modules (PAM) for handset applications that operate in UMTS Bands 1+8 and 2+5. Housed in a 4 mm by 5 mm form factor, 14-pin surface mount package, the ACPM-7355/7357 incorporates Avago’s fifth generation CoolPAM™5 technology to enable low power consumption and extended talk time in mobile handset applications. Moreover, these new PA modules meet stringent UMTS linearity requirements.

Handsets that are currently available today tend to have more limits on the layout because more features have been added. As a result, more components are now being mounted on the printed circuit boards of mobile handsets. Moreover, handset engineers prefer to use a PA that has a smaller footprint. Dual-band PAs address this growing trend by combining two bands into one module.

Avago’s ACPM-7355/7357 modules are self-contained and incorporate 50 ohm input and output matching networks and support three modes (bypass, mid- and high-power modes). CoolPAM technology is a stage bypass technology which features very low quiescent current, and enables the power amplifier to lower power consumption and extend talk time of mobile handset devices. Moreover, the active bypass feature has been added to enhance power added efficiency at low output ranges.

The ACPM-7355/7357 PAM is manufactured on an advanced InGaP hetero-junction bipolar transistor (HBT), microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) technology to offer state-of-the-art reliability, temperature stability and ruggedness.


  • Dual band PAs:
    • ACPM-7355 for Bands 2 and 5
    • ACPM-7357 for Bands 1 and 8
  • Miniature size: 4 mm by 5 mm by 0.9 mm
  • Superior linearity
  • Three-mode power control
  • High efficiency at mid and medium output power range
  • 14-pin surface mount package
  • Internal 50 ohm matching networks for both RF and input and output
  • Lead-free and RoHS compliant

Pricing and Availability

Avago’s ACPM-7355/7357 are priced at $2.50 each in 10,000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago’s direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, industrial and automotive electronics, and consumer and computing peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement and supporting materials may contain forward-looking statements which address our expected future business and financial performance. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future Company or industry performance based on management’s judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these statements. Avago Technologies Finance Pte. Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on December 17, 2008, recent Current Reports on Form 6-K, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (which you may obtain for free at the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

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