TriQuint Semiconductor has announced its model TQM7M9023, its first multimode power amplifier (MPA) module for Qualcomm's 3G/4G chipset solution. The MMPA module can replace three discrete power amplifier modules. It integrates quad-band GSM/EDGE cellular functionality with wideband-code-division-multiple-access (WCDMA) bands 1 and 2 in a package measuring just 5.0 x 7.5 mm.

Notes Tim Dunn, Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Devices at TriQuint, "The TQM7M9023 is an important addition to our product portfolio. It integrates WCDMA functionality around our core competence of GSM/EDGE power amplifiers while providing customers a flexible, high performance platform solution to meet the increasing band count combinations in 3G/4G handsets. Our ability to integrate passive and active devices into high performance system solutions continues to propel TriQuint's value in the smartphone market." The module helps reduce cellular handset size while also reducing the bill of materials (BOM) for a handset design.