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Samsung Selects ANADIGICS Power Amplifiers for New GALAXY Tab Devices

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 9:36am
Demonstrating its key role in helping drive the most advanced 3G and 4G mobile devices, ANADIGICS, Inc. recently announced that its power amplifiers have been selected by Samsung for their highly anticipated GALAXY Tab product.

ANADIGICS’ AWC6323 power amplifier (PA) is used in the Samsung GALAXY Tab offered by Sprint and Verizon Wireless in the United States, and ANADIGICS’ AWU6601 PA powers the Samsung GALAXY Tab in the Korean market. Both PAs are part of the ANADIGICS High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP™)portfolio of products that enhance the performance and efficiency of 3G devices.

The GALAXY Tab, based on the Android Operating System, is Samsung’s first tablet computing device and is part of its new portfolio of mobile products. The GALAXY Tab features a 7-inch TFT-LCD display for a wide variety of mobile applications, including watching TV shows and movies, viewing photos, browsing the web, playing games, e-book reading and document sharing. It is also one of the first tablets in the market to have two (front-facing & rear) cameras.  ANADIGICS high efficiency PA’s help to extend the Tab’s battery life and the user’s mobile broadband experience.  Key features of the ANADIGICS PAs utilized by the Samsung GALAXY Tab:

The AWC6323 is the first ANADIGICS HELP3E™ dual-band CDMA PA in a 3 x 5 x 1 mm footprint. Featuring the industry’s lowest quiescent current for a CDMA power amplifier, the AWC6323 plays an integral role in extending battery life and improving the overall performance of today’s leading mobile devices. The device is manufactured on an advanced InGaP HBT MMIC technology, offering state-of-the-art reliability, temperature stability and ruggedness.

The AWU6601 incorporates ANADIGICS’ HELP3 technology to provide low power consumption without the need for an external voltage regulator. A daisy-chainable directional coupler is integrated in the module, eliminating the need for external couplers thus simplifying the device board layouts. The AWU6601 is also manufactured on InGaP HBT technology and the self-contained 3 x 3 x 1 mm surface mount package incorporates matching networks optimized for output power, efficiency and linearity.

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