Freescale Semiconductor breaks the size barrier for GSM/GPRS front end modules

Jan 24, 2005

Power amplifier module shrinks board space by over 40 percent versus current generation

Handset manufacturers can now offer cost-effective, feature-rich phones to consumers in a short amount of time thanks to an advanced, front-end power amplifier module from Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. The MMM6015 power amplifier module reduces the amount of board space needed by more than 40 percent versus the current generation.

The MMM6015 design innovation integrates the power amplification, power control, low-pass filtering and antenna switching functions while enhancing the battery life of the handset. Targeted for a wide variety of next generation GSM/GPRS phones, the MMM6015 is a front-end power amplifier module for quad-, tri- and dual-band GSM handset applications across the 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz bands. This module is designed to meet reduction requirements of hazardous materials in consumer electronics.

The MMM6015 eases factory constraints and reduces manufacturers’ time-to-market due to the integration of the low pass harmonic filters and transmit and receive switches in this small module (6mm x 8mm, height: 1.15 mm nominal). The module’s anti-saturation technology is engineered to prevent switching transients when the battery voltage sags from a low battery. The module also incorporates low band current limiting to prevent battery collapse under extreme conditions. Both features enhance available handset battery life.

“This module provides high reliability, quality and flexibility during the handset manufacturing process,” stated Kent Heath, director of cellular operations, Radio Products Division. “Simultaneously, it shrinks board space for our customers and ultimately provides a very cost effective solution.”

Pricing and Availability

The MMM6015 can be incorporated into a cellular platform or designed in as a stand alone component. Samples are available now with production targeted for second quarter 2005. The MMM6015 suggested resale price is $4.50 at 10K quantities.

Explore further: Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

1 hour ago

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.

Hopes, fears, doubts surround Cuba's oil future

2 hours ago

One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba's northwest coast, and the thaw in relations with the United States is giving rise to hopes that Cuba can now get in on the action.

Ancient clay seals may shed light on biblical era

2 hours ago

Impressions from ancient clay seals found at a small site in Israel east of Gaza are signs of government in an area thought to be entirely rural during the 10th century B.C., says Mississippi State University archaeologist ...

Off-world manufacturing is a go with space printer

5 hours ago

On Friday, the BBC reported on a NASA email exchange with a space station which involved astronauts on the International Space Station using their 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in ...

Recommended for you

Cyclist's helmet, Volvo car to communicate for safety

5 hours ago

Volvo calls it "a wearable life-saving wearable cycling tech concept." The car maker is referring to a connected car and helmet prototype that enables two-way communication between Volvo drivers and cyclists ...

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

5 hours ago

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles ...

Britain's UKIP issues online rules after gaffes

6 hours ago

UK Independence Party (UKIP), the British anti-European Union party, has ordered a crackdown on the use of social media by supporters and members following a series of controversies.

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

6 hours ago

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.