ANADIGICS Powers CASIO's New G'zOne Rugged Smartphone
ANADIGICS announced that the Company is shipping production volumes of its AWT6621 fourth generation High-Efficiency-at-Lower-Power (HELP4) power amplifiers (PAs) to CASIO for the G’zOne IS11CA smartphone. The G’zOne IS11CA features an IPS 3.6 inch display, 8 megapixel camera, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. These features are combined with a shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof design to offer KDDI subscribers a rugged smartphone option for their EV-DO Rev. B network.
“We are extremely pleased that CASIO has selected ANADIGICS to power the rugged and feature rich G’zOne smartphone for the KDDI EV-DO Rev. B network in Japan,” said Michael Canonico, senior vice president of worldwide sales at ANADIGICS. “Our HELP4™ power amplifiers continue to set the performance standard with the industry’s highest efficiency and lowest quiescent current, providing mobile device manufacturers with a proven solution to longer battery life.”
ANADIGICS’ AWT6621 PA is part of the Company’s industry-leading HELP4™ product family, which uses exclusive InGaP-Plus™ technology to achieve optimal efficiency across low-range and mid-range output power levels and provides the lowest quiescent currents in the industry. The AWT6621 delivers industry-leading efficiency to extend battery life in handsets, smart phones, tablets, netbooks, and notebooks. The Company’s HELP4™ PAs also provide highly efficient operation in CDMA, WCMDA, and HSPA+ applications.
ANADIGICS AWT6621 Key Facts and Highlights:
• World-Class Performance
o Average current consumption reduction of 30%, compared with previous generation PAs
o Three mode states to achieve high power-added efficiencies at low-range and mid-range output power levels
o Industry’s lowest quiescent current of less than 2 mA
o Best-in-class linearity at maximum output power
• Industry-Leading Integration
o 3 mm by 3 mm footprint
o Internal voltage regulation
o Integrated “daisy chainable” directional RF coupler with 20dB directivity
For more information, visit www.anadigics.com.
Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor
November 4, 2011