TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. of Hillsboro, Oregon USA, has introduced its first integrated power amplifier solution for ‘small cell’ and active antenna base stations. Socalled ‘small cell’ radio systems have deliberately-defined coverage areas that can improve connectivity for indoor or outdoor deployment of 3G/4G networks including LTE as required. TriQuint says that the new power amplifier solution dramatically reduces board space while offering high efficiency. TriQuint’s integrated small cell power amplifier, the TGA2450-SM, is the first in a family serving all key mobile infrastructure frequency bands. TriQuint asserts that significantly reducing board space allows network infrastructure OEMs to reduce the size of radio systems and their bills of materials.
The market trend is towards more densely-packed, smaller radio links—small cells. TriQuint’s highly-integrated solution offers the flexibility to support our customers’ emerging designs. Our product family uses only half the space of traditional discrete parts,” says infrastructure and defense products vice president and general manager, James L. Klein. itvoice
Highly integrated power amplifier solutions such as the TGA2450-SM and filtering technology offered by TriQuint support additional network capacity, higher efficiency systems and reduced system BOMs. The overall LTE outdoor microcell market is expected to begin high volume shipments in 2014 and reach USD $1.8 billion by 2017,” said Earl J. Lum, president of EJL Wireless Research.
TriQuint’s new power amplifier and other solutions for base station, networks and defense applications will be displayed during the European Microwave Week exhibition, October 8-10, 2013 (Nuremberg, Germany).