RF Micro Devices, which designs and manufactures radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, has received its first volume production orders for its PowerSmart power platforms. The production orders are in support of a highly anticipated smartphone and tablet product family to be launched by a leading cellular handset manufacturer beginning in the March, 2011, quarter.

RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms are a new product category that feature an RF configurable power core that delivers multiband, multi-mode coverage of all cellular communications modulation schemes, including 2G, 3G and 4G, up to LTE 64QAM.

In addition to the RF configurable power core, which performs all power amplification and power management functionality, RFMD’s PowerSmart power platforms also include all necessary switching and signal conditioning functionality in a compact reference design.

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