ANALOG DEVICES’ HIGH-PERFORMANCE RF DRIVER AMPLIFIER REDUCES POWER, SIZE AND COST OF WIMAX AND WIRELESS APPLICATIONS

- ADL5321 driver amplifier offers the industry’s best combination of performance and low power, while reducing design complexity and board area in the 2.3 GHz to 4.0 GHz frequency range
ADL5321

Norwood, MA (02/05/2008) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), manufacturer of amplifier ICs for the entire radio frequency (RF) signal chain, today introduced the ADL5321, a new high-performance, low power RF driver amplifier that brings together the industry’s best combination of power and performance in 2.3-GHz to 4.0-GHz wireless infrastructure designs for LTE, WiMAX and WiBro applications. The ADL5321 increases signal linearity, and consumes less power, relative to competing RF amplifiers. When implemented in a system, such as a base station, radio, or satellite equipment, the ADL5321 eliminates up to four external passive components, which eases design complexity and enables RF designers to more quickly bring cost-effective, highly-efficient wireless infrastructure equipment to market.

With an output OIP3 of 40 dBm and output compression point of 25 dBm at 2600 MHz, the ADL5321 driver provides the highest linear output drive level for a given transmitted output power. Consuming just 84 mA, which is a 30% to 50% power savings over competing devices, the ADL5321 also features on-chip active bias circuitry, which further reduces the external component count. The driver amplifier’s Class 3A, + 4 kV, ESD (electrostatic discharge) rating also provides an exemplary degree of robustness for high volume manufacturing.

For lower frequency applications the ADL5321 has a companion product, the ADL5320, which operates across a 400 MHz to 2700 MHz frequency range. The ADL5320 also offers the advantageous combination of high performance and low power consumption. Both driver amplifiers complement ADI’s growing RF amplifier portfolio, which also includes low noise amplifiers (LNA), intermediate frequency amplifiers (IFA), gain blocks, and power amplifiers (PA).

Combined with ADI’s industry-leading RF power detectors, modulators, demodulators, mixers and synthesizer products, the ADL5321 allows designers to implement complete signal chain solutions, simplifying the design process, streamlining supply chain logistics and shortening time to market. When coupled with ADI’s other RFICs, the ADL5321 enables the design and implementation of advanced RF radio architectures for a wide range of performance-driven applications.

Availability and Pricing
The ADL5321 is sampling now with production quantities available in May 2008. The device is priced at $2.55 per unit in 1,000-piece quantities and is available in a 3-pin SOT-89 (small-outline transistor) package. For more information, visit http://www.analog.com/pr/ADL5321.

ADI RF IC Portfolio Covers Entire RF Signal Chain
Using a unique combination of design skills; system understanding; and process technologies, such as RFCMOS, GaAs, and SiGe; Analog Devices offers a portfolio of radio frequency (RF) ICs covering the entire RF signal chain. The portfolio features a full range of industry-leading high-performance RF function blocks and highly integrated single-chip transceiver solutions. The RF function blocks include direct digital synthesizers (DDS); phase-locked loop synthesizers (PLLs); TruPwr™ RF power detectors and logarithmic amplifiers; X-AMP® variable gain amplifiers (VGAs); RF amplifiers including drivers, low noise amplifiers (LNAs), Intermediate frequency amplifiers (IFA), gain blocks, and power amplifiers (PA); mixers; and direct conversion modulator and demodulator products.

About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

X-Amp and TruPwer are trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Editor's Contact Information:

Sue Martenson
781-937-1989

sue.martenson@analog.com

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