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Avago Technologies recently introduced the industry's first highly integrated miniature GPS front-end modules that combine a film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) filter with a high-gain, low noise amplifier (LNA) that offers superior performance levels. Avago?s ALM-1912 integrates a LNA and a high-rejection pre-filter in a miniature compact package to provide a complete and compact high-performance GPS radio frequency (RF) front-end module that can help to simplify the design of a wide range of GPS handset applications. ALM-1912 is designed for use in mobile handsets, personal navigation devices (PND) and other GPS-enabled applications. This GPS front-end module is housed in a miniature 2.9 by 2.0 by 1.0 mm MCOB package to minimize the amount of printed circuit board space required and is ideal for use in space constrained applications.

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