Avago Technologies Expands Family of Fifth Generation CoolPAM Power Amplifiers for Mobile Handsets

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SINGAPORE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 2, 2009 Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced the addition of five new CoolPAMTM power amplifiers (PAs) for Universal Mobile Telecommunications (UMTS) band handsets and datacard applications. The new ACPM-73x2 series of PAs are based on Avago’s fifth generation CoolPAM circuit technology which provides one of the longest talk times among existing power amplifiers with very low quiescent current at about 3mA.

Avago’s ACPM-73x2 PAs are fully matched 10-pin surface mount modules designed for UMTS Bands 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8, and meet a wide range of stringent UMTS linearity requirements and output power ranges. Moreover, the 4mm by 4mm form factor package is self contained and incorporates 50 ohm input and output matching networks. These PAs comply with new talk time requirements defined by most major global mobile carriers.

The CoolPAM circuit technology incorporated in these new PAs from Avago supports three power modes: bypass, mid-, and high-power modes. CoolPAM is a stage bypass technology which enhances power added efficiency (PAE) at low and medium power ranges. An active bypass feature has been added to these PAs to enhance PAE further at low output range which helps to extend talk time.

Key Features

  • Manufactured on advanced InGaP hetero-junction bipolar transistor microwave monolithic integrated circuit technology for temperature stability and ruggedness
  • Thin 0.9mm package
  • Excellent linearity
  • 3-mode power control with Vbp and Vmode
  • High efficiency at maximum output power
  • 10-pin surface mounting package
  • Internal 50 ohm matching networks for both RF input and output
  • Lead-free and RoHS compliant

Pricing and Availability

Avago’s ACPM-73x2 PAs are available in the following UMTS bandwidths and linearity output power requirements:

  • Band 1: ACPM-7382 (up to 28.25dBm)
  • Band 2: ACPM-7332 (up to 29.00dBm)
  • Band 4: ACPM-7392 (up to 28.40dBm)
  • Band 5: ACPM-7312 (up to 28.25dBm)
  • Band 8: ACPM-7372 (up to 28.75dBm)

These CoolPAM PA products are available now with pricing starting from $1.50 in 10,000 volumes.

More information about Avago Technologies’ wireless products can be found at: www.avagotechwireless.com.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement and supporting materials may contain forward-looking statements which address our expected future business and financial performance. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future Company or industry performance based on management's judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these statements. Avago Technologies Finance Pte. Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on December 17, 2008, recent Current Reports on Form 6-K, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (which you may obtain for free at the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

Avago, Avago Technologies, and the A logo, and CoolPAM are trademarks of Avago Technologies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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