RFFE Reaches For Global Coverage

March 11, 2014
RFMD has debuted an RFFE solution in support of numerous cellular communications networks.

At the recent 2014 GSMA Mobile World Conference, RF Micro Devices (RFMD) introduced an RF front-end (RFFE) solution intended to support the world’s wide range of cellular communications networks, from Second- through Fourth-Generation (2G, 4G) cellular systems. This “RF Fusion” technology integrates all major transmit and receive functions, including antennas. It is meant to enable coverage across networks by means of a compact device. The first circuit developed with this technology is the model RF7503.

According to Eric Creviston, president of RFMD’s cellular products group, “With RF Fusion, smartphone manufacturers now have the flexibility to design a single, scalable platform across all major global modes and bands without sacrificing performance, space, or time.” RF Fusion leverages the firm’s experience in devices, packaging, and system-level integration to provide high performance in a small package for global smartphones and tablets.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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