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Photo Release -- ANADIGICS Launches Three New Small-Cell Wireless Infrastructure Power Amplifiers

WARREN, N.J., Sept. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) ("ANADIGICS" or the "Company"), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today introduced three new power amplifiers (PAs) optimized for 3G and 4G small-cell applications, including picocells, enterprise-class femtocells, and high-performance customer premises equipment (CPE). Service providers are expected to increasingly leverage small-cell equipment to improve network capacity and data speeds in densely populated areas. This is exemplified by a recent presentation at LTE World Summit 2015 by Vodafone Netherlands, which discussed planned expansion of its small-cell network and the superior customer experience that it provides.

New power amplifiers expand family of solutions optimized for 3G and 4G small-cell applications, including picocells, enterprise-class femtocells, and high-performance customer premises equipment (CPE).


A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=35891

The AWB7133, AWB7137, and AWB7238 power amplifiers operate in the 2496 MHz to 2690 MHz, 758 MHz to 803 MHz, and 791 MHz to 821 MHz frequency band, respectively, delivering a world-class combination of efficiency, linearity, output power, and thermal characteristics. This level of performance enables manufacturers to develop wireless infrastructure solutions that consume less power and provide higher throughput with greater coverage.

"ANADIGICS continues to expand its industry-leading small-cell power amplifier family to address the most popular WCDMA, LTE FDD and TD-LTE frequency bands," said Charles Armour, senior director of business development for Wireless Infrastructure Products at ANADIGICS. "As wireless data consumption continues to break records, our power amplifiers enable the design of high throughput, reliable, and compact small-cell base stations. These solutions enable service providers to economically and pragmatically expand broadband network capacity and coverage."

ANADIGICS' complete family of small-cell wireless infrastructure power amplifiers leverages the Company's unique InGaP-Plus™ technology and innovative design architectures to deliver industry-leading performance and integration. The AWB7133 and AWB7137 power amplifier devices deliver better than 15% efficiency, 28 dB gain, and -47 dBc ACPR @ +24.5 dBm of linear output power. The AWB7238 power amplifier features 13.5% efficiency, 30 dB gain, and -47 dBc ACPR @ +27 dBm linear output power. These power amplifiers are available in the same compact, low-profile 7 mm x 7 mm x 1.3 mm surface mount package used across the entire AWB71XX and AWB72XX product lines, allowing the same PCB layout to be used for different bands and power levels. ANADIGICS' small-cell power amplifiers offer integrated bias, which eliminates the need for complicated external circuitry and reduces PCB space requirements.

ANADIGICS Small-Cell Wireless Infrastructure PA Family Key Facts and Highlights:

  • High linearity to support WCDMA, HSPA, LTE FDD, and TD-LTE small-cell base stations
  • Best-in-class efficiency for improved reliability and low-cost thermal design
  • Low noise, low distortion for very low EVM levels
  • Low transistor junction temperature for greater long-term reliability
  • Integrated RF matching optimized for output power, efficiency and linearity in a 50 Ohm system
  • Convenient single supply eliminates the need for complicated external bias circuitry to simplify design and system integration
  • Optimized for 1/4-Watt and 1/2-Watt linear output power to support a wide array of applications
  • Common pinout and footprint across each output power family enabling customers to simplify board designs across many frequency bands

1/2-Watt Linear Small-Cell Infrastructure Amplifiers
Product Frequency Band Application Efficiency Gain
AWB7224 728 to 768 MHz FDD 13% 29 dB
AWB7238 791 to 821 MHz FDD 13.5% 30 dB
AWB7225 860 to 894 MHz FDD 13.5% 29.5 dB
AWB7229 925 to 960 MHz FDD 13% 29 dB
AWB7222 1805 to 1880 MHz FDD 13% 31 dB
AWB7239 1880 to 1930 MHz TD-LTE 14% 30 dB
AWB7223 1930 to 1995 MHz FDD 14% 29 dB
AWB7231 2010 to 2025 MHz TD-LTE 14% 29 dB
AWB7227 2110 to 2170 MHz FDD 14% 29 dB
AWB7232 2300 to 2400 MHz TD-LTE 14% 28 dB
AWB7228 2496 to 2690 MHz TD-LTE 14% 27 dB
1/4-Watt Linear Small-Cell Infrastructure Amplifiers:
Product Frequency Band Application Efficiency Gain
AWB7124 728 to 768 MHz FDD 14.5% 30 dB
AWB7137 758 to 803 MHz FDD 15% 28 dB
AWB7125 860 to 894 MHz FDD 16% 30 dB
AWB7129 925 to 960 MHz FDD 16% 30 dB
AWB7122 1805 to 1880 MHz FDD 16% 30 dB
AWB7123 1930 to 1990 MHz FDD 17% 32 dB
AWB7031 2010 to 2025 MHz TD-LTE 17% 30 dB
AWB7127 2110 to 2170 MHz FDD 18% 32 dB
AWB7132 2300 to 2400 MHz TD-LTE 16% 28 dB
AWB7133 2496 to 2690 MHz FDD 16% 28 dB
AWB7128 2545 to 2690 MHz FDD 16% 28 dB

About ANADIGICS, Inc.

ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANAD) ("ANADIGICS" or the "Company") designs and manufactures innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions for the growing CATV infrastructure, small-cell, WiFi, and cellular markets. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, the Company offers RF products with exceptional reliability, performance and integration to deliver a unique competitive advantage to OEMs and ODMs for infrastructure and mobile applications. The Company's award-winning solutions include line amplifiers, upstream amplifiers, power amplifiers, front-end ICs, front-end modules and other RF components. For more information, visit www.anadigics.com

CONTACT: Media Relations Contact: mspire group Brian Ribeiro, 908-369-9300 bribeiro@mspiregroup.com Investor Relations Contacts: Powell Corporate Communications Group Scott Powell, 908-668-5000, Ext. 5300 ir@anadigics.com ANADIGICS, CFO Terry Gallagher, 908-668-5000, Ext. 6472 tgallagher@anadigics.com

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