Beceem Selects ANADIGICS Amplifiers for Mobile WiMAX

2007-06-13 19:45 550

ANADIGICS PAs Power Beceem’s BCS200 Wave 2 Reference Designs

WARREN, N.J., June 13 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ --

ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD) today announced that the Company’s WiMAX power amplifiers (PAs) have been specified by Beceem Communications for their BCS200 chipset reference designs. ANADIGICS’ AWM6423 and AWM6432 PAs provide highly linear, high-efficiency solutions for 2.5 and 3.5 GHz mobile applications. Beceem’s BSC200 baseband and RF chipset supports all features of the Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Profile. Beceem’s inclusion of ANADIGICS PAs results in complete reference designs that enable WiMAX equipment manufacturers to quickly introduce high performance products for the growing market.

"Mobile WiMAX radios require high linearity for robust links and low power consumption for extended battery life," said David Patterson, Vice President of Marketing at Beceem. "The operating efficiencies of ANADIGICS’ WiMAX power amplifiers, in conjunction with the reduced power consumption achieved by Beceem’s BCS200 Wave 2 chipset with smart antenna technology, provide compelling solutions for mobile WiMAX terminals."

"ANADIGICS WiMAX power amplifiers provide high linearity, high efficiency and advanced functional integration to support high performance solutions for the world’s emerging broadband wireless systems," said Ron Michels, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Broadband Products at ANADIGICS. "Beceem is making the first step into 4G for WiMAX products, and we are delighted to be a part of the BCS200 chipset reference designs. We look forward to continued cooperation with Beceem on future WiMAX designs."

ANADIGICS’ highly integrated AWM6423 and AWM6432 WiMAX PA modules provide an integrated step attenuator and output power detector and fully matched RF ports, minimizing external component count, PCB space requirements, and development costs. The PAs operate with exceptional power efficiencies at output power levels required for mobile transmission and reception, supporting an error vector magnitude (EVM) of 4% for 16-QAM signals or 2.5% for 64-QAM signals.

ANADIGICS’ WiMAX PAs are based on ANADIGICS’ patented InGaP-Plus(TM) process technology which supports enhanced feature integration and provides superior performance and reliability. ANADIGICS’ WiMAX PAs are fully compatible with the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI EN301-021 standards, and are manufactured using a materials set consistent with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.

For additional information, contact ANADIGICS by phone +1-908-668-5000 or FAX +1-908-668-5132 or visit the Company’s Web site at .


ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD) is a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing broadband wireless and wireline communications markets. The Company’s products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers, and other components, which can be sold individually or packaged as integrated radio frequency and front end modules.

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Source: ANADIGICS, Inc.