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Complete RF Front-End Solution for Point-to-Point Radio Markets

Wed, 05/26/2010 - 8:02pm
Avago Technologies announced early prototypes have been manufactured for Avago’s proprietary five-chip family that targets the expanding 38 GHz and 42 GHz cellular radio infrastructure and backhaul point-to-point radio markets. Based on market demand and customer feedback, Avago designed the millimeter wave products for high performance in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) packages. As new point-to-point radios are designed and installed to increase capacity, many radio manufactures are switching to SMT packages and away from traditional chip-and-wire devices. With SMT technology, radio suppliers can offer lower cost, more compact radios to the market and with shorter design cycles. The chipset is fabricated using the company’s proprietary 0.17 um gate Pseudomorphic High Electron Mobility Transistor (PHEMT) process. With 80 GHz FT transistors, this process is more than capabile of meeting 40 GHz applications needs. Manufactured in Avago’s high yield , high volume, 6-inch wafer processing facility the chips are packaged in 5 x 5 mm SMT packages with shipment to be tape and reel. Key features include: •Four 5 x 5 mm SMT chips cover the 38 GHz and 42 GHz bands: Up-converter, down-converter, power amplifier and multiplier •High directivity power detector in 0402 Wafer Scale Package (WSP)

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