TriQuint Introduces Industry's Most Integrated Small Cell Power Amplifier: Reduces Board Space 50%

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TriQuint Introduces Industry's Most Integrated Small Cell Power Amplifier: Reduces Board Space 50%

HILLSBORO, Ore. & RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NAS: TQNT) , a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today introduced its first integrated power amplifier solution for 'small cell' and active antenna base stations that dramatically reduces board space while delivering high efficiency. Small cell solutions are key components in 3G/4G mobile networks including LTE.

TriQuint's integrated small cell power amplifier, the TGA2450-SM, is the first in a family serving all key mobile infrastructure frequency bands. The new power amplifier and other integrated solutions for base station, networks and defense applications will be displayed during the European Microwave Week exhibition, October 8-10, 2013 (Nuremberg, Germany).

As the name implies, 'small cell' radio systems have deliberately-defined coverage areas that can improve connectivity where it is most needed. The radio transceivers in these systems are smaller by design to support indoor or outdoor deployment as required. By significantly reducing board space, network infrastructure OEMs can reduce the size of radio systems and their bills of materials.

"The market trend is towards more densely-packed, smaller radio links—small cells. TriQuint's highly-integrated solution offers the flexibility to support our customers' emerging designs. Our product family uses only half the space of traditional discrete parts," says Infrastructure and Defense Products Vice President and General Manager, James L. Klein.

Noted infrastructure researcher Earl J. Lum reports that small cell and active antenna solutions will be a growing part of infrastructure and future heterogeneous networks supporting faster 3G/4G data rates.

"Highly integrated power amplifier solutions such as the TGA2450-SM and filtering technology offered by TriQuint support additional network capacity, higher efficiency systems and reduced system BOMs. The overall LTE outdoor microcell market is expected to begin high volume shipments in 2014 and reach USD $1.8 billion by 2017," said Earl J. Lum, President of EJL Wireless Research.

New Base Station Product Details:




Range (GHz)




Power (W)


PAR / P3dB

(dBm) / (W)

  Gain (dB)   Vcc / PAE   Linearity (dBc)  



PA Module with Integrated Doherty   2.11-2.17   2.5   7.5-8 / 18   35   18 & 5 / 35%   -55 ACLR   SMP  


Visit TriQuint during European Microwave Week in Stand 130/141, October 8-10 in the Nuremberg Convention Center. Contact TriQuint to arrange a meeting. Samples and evaluation fixtures of the new power amplifier are available. Register to receive product updates and TriQuint's newsletter. Visit us online for complete base station solutions.


This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NAS: TQNT) press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words as 'leading', 'exceptional', 'high efficiency', 'key role', 'leading supplier', or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect TriQuint's operating results and could cause its actual future results to differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint including, but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the other "Risk Factors" set forth in TriQuint's most recent 10-Q report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This and other reports can be found on the SEC web site, A reader of this release should understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed / implied in forward-looking statements.


Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NAS: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry's broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit

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