If you were wondering how the Samsung Galaxy S, Epic 4G connects to the Sprint/Clearwire WiMAX network, we now have the answer. ANADIGICS has announced that its AWT6264 power amplifier
drives the WiMAX connectivity in the Samsung Epic
The Samsung Epic 4G features a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird with
3-D graphics, 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, power LED flash,
front-facing VGA camera , Mobile Hotspot capability Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, 16 GB microSD and
1500 mAh removable battery.
The Samsung Epic 4G, is one of
Sprint's best-selling devices for first-day sales.
For you technical types, the AWT6264 delivers world-wide mobile WiMAX coverage of the
2.3-2.7 GHz spectrum.
Samsung reported that they have shipped over 1 million Samsung Galaxy S phones
to the United States. The Galaxy S is currently available as the Samsung Captivate (read review) at AT&T, the Samsung Vibrant at T-Mobile the Samsung Fascinate at Verizon.
ANADIGICS' AWT6264 PA is a small 4 mm x 4 mm x 1 mm device that
delivers high output power, linearity and efficiency for high data
rate WiMAX signals. With an integrated step attenuator and featuring
fully-matched RF ports, it supports faster product development cycles
and requires less PC board space than other, more discrete solutions. Specific features of the AWT6264 include:
- Delivering +25 dBm linear output power, meeting WiMAX spectrum mask.
- Contributing typically 2.5 percent EVM.
- Providing 32 dB of RF gain.
- Operating with a typical power-added efficiency of 24 percent.