Avago Technologies Launches New Series of Miniature WiFi and WiMAX Linear Amplifier Modules

BOSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 8, 2009 Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a new series of miniature fully matched WiMAX and WiFi power amplifier modules for mobile and fixed wireless data applications. Avago’s new MGA-2xx03 series of PA modules feature a compact 3 mm by 3mm by 1 mm package and are ideal for manufacturers of portable and mobile devices containing WiMAX or high power WiFi links.

The MGA-2xx03 series consists of three high gain, fully matched (with no external matching components) PA modules that are cost effective, provide high efficiency over a broad frequency bandwidth and meet industry-standard Spectral Emission Mask (SEM) tests operating at 3.3V. These features allow designers to achieve standards-compliant performance in space constrained designs with low current and help reduce time to market in designing fixed or portable WiMAX or WiFi devices used in laptop computers, dongles and wireless access points. Avago’s MGA-2xx03 linear amplifier modules cover frequency ranges of 2.3 to 2.7GHz (MGA-22003), 3.1 to 3.8GHz (MGA-23003), and 5.1 to 5.9GHz (MGA-25203).

The high gain, low current use, and high linear power over a broad frequency range of Avago’s 2xx03 series gives industry designers the option to use a single part to cover the entire band of interest. Previously, multiple narrow band parts were required to achieve performance goals. These fully matched PA modules are designed with a biasing circuit that accounts for manufacturing variation, allowing designers to plan less added system margin, which can reduce costs.

Designed using Avago’s proprietary GaAs enhancement-mode pHEMT technology, the MGA-2xx03 series can be used for most high linearity applications. Moreover, they provide superior performance across a range of voltage and temperature levels. These PA modules exhibit flat gain and good matching while providing linear power efficiency to meet stringent mask conditions.

Avago’s MGA-22003 and MGA-23003 are part of a complete RF front end solution for WiMAX applications. These two parts can be paired with a new Avago Single-Pole Four-Throw (SP4T) switch detector module to include all the front end RF functionality. The MGA-22003 meets the WiMAX forum 802.16 mask at over 25 dBm power, and the MGA-23003 meets the ETSI 802.16 mask at over 25 dBm power. Both have high gain greater than 34 dB across the bands. Additionally, a low power mode allows operation at approximately 100 mA when only low power is required. The MGA-25203 generates a full 23 dBm power at -34 dB EVM with 30 dB gain at 5.4 GHz.

Key Product Series Features

  • Miniature size: 3 mm by 3mm by 1 mm
  • Advanced GaAs E-pHEMT technology
  • Broad bandwidth
  • 50 ohm all RF ports
  • Integrated CMOS compatible pins for shutdown and low power mode
  • 3 to 5V power supply
  • Stable under all loads and conditions
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +85 degrees C

Avago will be showing the full WiMAX RF front end solution which includes the MGA-22003, MGA-23003, and the SP4T switch detector module this week at the 2009 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium being held at the Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center (Booth #1215) from June 8 to11.

Pricing and Availability

Avago’s MGA-2xx03 series of WiFi and WiMAX power amplifiers are sampling now to early customers and will be available for sampling broadly in the third quarter of this year. Pricing will be under $2.00. More information about Avago Technologies’ latest WiMAX and WiFi power amplifier products can be found at: www.avagotechwireless.com.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement and supporting materials may contain forward-looking statements which address our expected future business and financial performance. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future Company or industry performance based on management's judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these statements. Avago Technologies Finance Pte. Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on December 17, 2008, recent Current Reports on Form 6-K, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (which you may obtain for free at the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov ) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

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