RF Micro Devices® Press Release - July 6, 2010
RFMD Expands Family of Front End Modules for ZigBee-Based
RF6515 Developed in Collaboration With Ember
Smart Energy and ISM Applications
GREENSBORO, N.C., Jul 6, 2010
(GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD), a global leader in the design and
manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today
announced the availability of the
RF6515 front end module (FEM). RFMD's feature-rich
RF6515 FEM improves the performance of 2.4GHz - 2.5GHz ISM band wireless applications requiring longer-range
operation at high efficiency, including WLAN, Zigbee(R), Smart Energy/Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and
Home Area Networks (HANs).
RF6515 FEM integrates a 20dBm PA, harmonic transmit filtering and a double-pole, double-throw (DPDT) switch.
RF6515 also features an integrated balun, which provides a balanced 50 ohm match for the Rx and Tx signal
RF6515 is packaged in a 3.5mm x 3.5mm x 0.5mm package, which is industry-leading and five times smaller than
competitive offerings, significantly minimizing customer product footprints and greatly reducing assembly costs
and external component counts.
RF6515 was designed in collaboration with Ember. Used together, RFMD's
RF6515 and Ember's EM250 deliver industry-leading performance while shortening customer design time and
accelerating product time-to-market.
Availability and Pricing
RF6515 is available immediately and volume pricing begins at $1.44.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:RFMD) is a global leader in the
design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies.
RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the
cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband and aerospace and
defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems
expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises and communications
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