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RF Micro Devices has announced the production availability of the RF2890 high-performance dual-band cellular/GPS LNA/mixer for CDMA and JCDMA applications.

RF Micro Devices, Inc has announced the production availability of the RF2890 high-performance dual-band cellular/GPS LNA/mixer for CDMA and JCDMA applications.

The RF2890 is said to meet industry demands for small package size and increased functionality, allowing handset engineers to achieve design goals and accelerate time-to-market.

The RF2890 includes a three-gain state LNA gain (17.5 dB gain control) with an integrated single gain state high IIP3 mixer (8.5 dBm). An integrated optional LO prescaler allows flexible VCO selection. The device also includes a TX LO buffer amplifier.

According to RF Micro Devices, the RF2890 is designed to exceed all TIA/EIA 98D sensitivity, intermodulation and single-tone requirements and offers a dedicated low current (15.5mA) GPS LNA/mixer with 32.5 dB gain. The RF2890 performance can be tailored according to application needs through off-chip bias current reference resistors for both LNA and mixer functions.

Manufactured in an advanced silicon germanium (SiGe) process, the RF2890 is offered in a 4x4mm QFN package with full ESD protection on all pins. The RF2890 is priced at $2.45 in quantities of 10,000 units. Samples, fully assembled evaluation boards and production quantities are available now from RFMD.

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