RF Micro Devices (RFMD) is supplying several components into the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus 3D Max smartphones, which will be available later this year. Designed into the Optimus smartphones are RFMD’s PowerSmart power platform and the company’s RF5501 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi front end module.
RFMD's PowerSmart features a new RF Configurable Power Core that offers multiband, multi-mode coverage of all cellular communications modulation schemes, including 4G, up to LTE 64QAM.
RFMD's RF5501 Wi-Fi front end module satisfies smartphone and tablet manufacturers' requirements for aggressive size reductions in 802.11b/g/n front end solutions, while delivering high linear output power and reduced component count.
Bob Bruggeworth, President and CEO of RFMD, said: "RFMD is pleased to expand our relationship with LG and support these flagship smartphones with our industry-leading cellular and Wi-Fi components. RFMD's PowerSmart power platforms continue to lead a product category that is reshaping the future of multimode, multi-band cellular RF architectures, and we anticipate sequential growth in PowerSmart shipments throughout the calendar year."