Samsung Selects ANADIGICS’ WiFi FEICs for New Galaxy Tab 3 Family

ANADIGICS’ Compact, High Performance 2.4 and 5 GHz 802.11n Front-End ICs Help Samsung Save Space and Maximize Battery Life in the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1

WARREN, N.J., June 20, 2013ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today announced that the Company is shipping production volumes of its AWL9280 and AWL9580 WiFi front-end ICs (FEICs) to Samsung Electronics for the new Galaxy Tab™ 3 family.  These feature-rich tablets, available in screen sizes ranging from 7.0 to 10.1 inches, offer dual-core processors, front- and rear-facing cameras, and Android Jelly Bean operating system.  ANADIGICS’ AWL9280 and AWL9580 FEICs are enabling 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi connectivity in the 7.0-, 8.0-, and 10.1-inch versions across multiple models and regions.

“We are very excited to power both the 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi bands across the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 family,” said Jonathan Griffith, vice president of WiFi Products at ANADIGICS.  “Our front-end ICs have raised the bar in WiFi integration and performance, helping reduce space requirements while maximizing battery life and throughput.  By working closely with Samsung, we are enabling their latest generation of Galaxy tablets to deliver high-performance connectivity for an enhanced user experience.”

ANADIGICS’ 2.4 GHz AWL9280 802.11b/g/n and 5 GHz AWL9580 802.11a/n FEICs leverage the Company’s exclusive InGaP-Plus™ technology and patented design architectures to combine a high performance power amplifier (PA), low-noise amplifier (LNA), and RF switch on a single die.  This level of integration greatly improves manufacturability and reliability, reduces needed PCB area, and simplifies RF front-end design to speed time-to-market.  The complete family of FEICs provides outstanding error vector magnitude (EVM) and noise figure performance, which enables high data throughput. 

ANADIGICS 802.11n WiFi FEIC Family Key Facts and Highlights:

  • Industry-leading integration of the PA, LNA, Tx/Rx switch to simplify RF design and reduce time-to-market
  • Compact 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm x 0.4 mm QFN package with high-accuracy, integrated power detector, and RF ports internally matched to 50 Ohms to reduce PCB space requirements
  • Best-in-class efficiency to maximize battery life in mobile devices
  • Low EVM to maintain high-modulation accuracy for exceptional data throughput

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About ANADIGICS, Inc.
ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) designs and manufactures innovative radio frequency solutions for the growing cellular, WiFi, and infrastructure markets. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, ANADIGICS offers RF products with exceptional performance and integration to deliver a unique competitive advantage to OEMs and ODMs for mobile device, base station, CATV infrastructure, CATV subscriber, and industrial applications. The Company’s award-winning solutions include power amplifiers, front-end ICs, front-end modules, line amplifiers, active splitters, tuners, and other RF components. For more information, visit www.anadigics.com.