NEW YORK CITY, 20 Nov. 2006. RF Micro Devices Inc., maker of high-performance radio systems and solutions for applications that drive mobile communications, has commenced volume production shipments of its Polaris 2 Total Radio Module for EDGE for GSM/GPRS/EDGE handsets to Amoi Electronics Company Limited, a handset manufacturer in China.
The Polaris 2 Radio Module for EDGE will be used in several models across Amoi's product portfolio, including devices running Windows Mobile software that target the growing worldwide market for smartphones.
The Polaris 2 Radio Module for EDGE is the smallest EDGE radio solution commercially available and requires less than half the number of discrete components required by competitive EDGE radio solutions. Additionally, the large signal polar modulation transmit architecture minimizes transmit current consumption in today's EDGE handsets and provides a technology migration path up to approximately 50 percent transmit power consumption savings over competing linear transmit radio architectures.