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TriQuint's New RF Chipsets Offer Complete Solutions For Wireless Backhaul Microwave Radios

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>See TriQuint at IEEE IMS / MTT-S, Seattle, Washington, June 4-6</i> </p>

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TriQuint's New RF Chipsets Offer Complete Solutions For Wireless Backhaul Microwave Radios

08:05 EDT Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SEATTLE & HILLSBORO, Ore. (Business Wire) -- TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today introduced 12 new products and highlighted two complete RF chipset families for 15 and 23 GHz point-to-point (PtP) radios serving 3G/4G cellular backhaul and related applications.

TriQuint's new products include high-performance packaged amplifiers, up-converters / down-converters and voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) as well as additional devices to support PtP RF requirements from 10-27 GHz. They are released in conjunction with the IEEE IMS / MTT-S convention and exhibition, June 4-6 in Seattle, Washington; see TriQuint in Booth 530.

Mobile network traffic generated by smartphones, tablets and other devices is increasing exponentially, making high-speed solutions that “backhaul” data across wireless networks essential to seamless connectivity. Cisco's Virtual Networking Index notes that in 2012 global mobile data traffic grew by more than 70% compared to 2011 and predicts that it will grow at an annual rate of 66% through 2017.

James L. Klein, Vice President and General Manager for Infrastructure and Defense Products said, “Point-to-point radio plays a vital role in sustained mobile network growth. TriQuint's leadership in high frequency solutions now includes complete RF chipsets that simplify design and improve performance.”

Microwave radios linking base stations and central switching hubs provide an excellent backhaul solution. The radios are comparatively easy to install and inexpensive to maintain. Especially at higher microwave and millimeter wave frequencies, they have broad channel bandwidths to enable very-high-speed data throughput.

TriQuint's new 15 and 23 GHz chipsets provide the OEM a single-source, surface-mount RF solution. These products are offered alongside TriQuint's larger family of PtP solutions which cover 10-16 GHz and 17-27 GHz.

Technical Details:

Point-to-Point Amplifiers

Description  

Frequency

Range (GHz)

 

Gain

(dB)

 

P1dB

(dBm)

 

Saturated

Output Power

(dBm)

 

OIP3

(dBm)

 

Voltage /

Current

(V / mA)

 

Package

Style

 

Part

Number

Power Amplifier(1)

  12.4 - 15.7   27   +33   +34.5   +43   6 / 1.4   5x5mm QFN   TGA2533-SM

Power Amplifier(2)

  21.2 – 23.6   22   +32   +34   +40   6 / 1.4   5x5mm QFN   TGA4535-SM

Power Amplifier(3)

  17.7 – 19.7   21   +33   +34   +42.5   6 / 1.4   5x5mm QFN   TGA4534-SM

Power Amplifier(3)

  24.2 – 26.5   20   +33   +34   +43   6 / 1.4   5x5mm QFN   TGA4536-SM
 

Point-to-Point Frequency Converters & Mixers

Description  

Frequency

Range (GHz)

 

Gain

(dB)

 

LO / RF

Isolation (dB)

 

IIP3

(dBm)

 

Voltage /

Current

(V / mA)

 

Package

Style

 

Part

Number

Ku-Band Upconverter(1)

  10 - 16   17   25   15   5 / 300   5x5 QFN   TGC2510-SM

Ku-Band Downconverter(1)

  10 - 16   14   40   3   4 / 160   5x5 QFN   TGC2610-SM

K-Band Upconverter(2)

  17 - 27   13   40   19   5 / 340   5x5 QFN   TGC4510-SM

Ku-Band Downconverter(2)

  17 - 27   15   40   3   3 / 230   5x5 QFN   TGC4610-SM
 

Point-to-Point Voltage Controlled Oscillators

Description  

Frequency

Range (GHz)

 

Power Fo

(dBm)

 

100 dHz Phase

Noise (dBc / Hz)

 

Voltage /

Current

(V / mA)

 

Package

Style

 

Part

Number

8.9 - 9.8 GHz VCO with Divide by 2(3)

  8.9 - 9.8   9   -114   5 / 195   5x5 QFN   TGV2561-SM

9.5 - 10.3 GHz VCO with Divide by 2(3)

  9.5 - 10.3   9   -113   5 / 195   5x5 QFN   TGV2562-SM

9.7 - 10.8 GHz VCO with Divide by 2(2)

  9.7 - 10.8   9   -111   5 / 170   5x5 QFN   TGV2563-SM

10.3 - 11.1 GHz VCO with Divide by 2(3)

  10.3 - 11.1   9   -111   5 / 175   5x5 QFN   TGV2564-SM

10.7 - 11.5 GHz VCO with Divide by 2(3)

  10.7 - 11.5   9   -111   5 / 185   5x5 QFN   TGV2539-SM

11.3 - 12.3 GHz VCO with Divide by 2(3)

  11.3 - 12.3   10   -111   5 / 180   5x5 QFN   TGV2565-SM

12.5 - 13.5 GHz VCO with Divide by 2(1)

  12.5 - 13.5   7   -110   5 / 165   5x5 QFN   TGV2529-SM

12.6 - 13.8 GHz VCO with Divide by 2(3)

  12.6 - 13.8   9   -110   5 / 180   5x5 QFN   TGV2584-SM

13.4 - 14.4 GHz VCO with Divide by 2(3)

  13.4 - 14.4   9   -110   5 / 175   5x5 QFN   TGV2566-SM

Key

(1)15 GHz Family

(2)23 GHz Family

(3)PtP solutions for 10-16 GHz and 17-27 GHz

See TriQuint in Booth 530 at IEEE IMS/MTT-S (June 4-6) and ask about new point-to-point RF solutions. Contact TriQuint to arrange a meeting. Visit TriQuint on the web for additional product details or contact us for assistance. Register to receive product updates and TriQuint's newsletter.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words as ‘leading', ‘exceptional', ‘high efficiency', ‘key role', ‘leading supplier', or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect TriQuint's operating results and could cause its actual future results to differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint including, but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the other “Risk Factors” set forth in TriQuint's most recent 10-Q report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This and other reports can be found on the SEC web site, www.sec.gov. A reader of this release should understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed / implied in forward-looking statements.

FACTS ABOUT TRIQUINT

Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry's broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.

TriQuint: Reach Further, Reach Faster™

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Media Contact:
Strategic Marketing Comm. Manager
Mark W. Andrews, +1-407-884-3404
Mobile: +1-407-353-8727
Mark.Andrews@triquint.com
or
Infrastructure & Defense Products:
PtP / VSAT / mmWave Product Mgr.
James Nelson, +1-972-994-5617
James.Nelson@triquint.com

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