Release of Industry’s First One Chip VHF/UHF Low-Noise Amplifier for Mobile Devices by PANASONIC
With an aim to design and manufacture low powered semiconductor products to fit the needs of mobile communication devices as well as radio applications, Panasonic Corporation has announced the development of industry’s first VHF/UHF low-noise amplifier (LNA) which are targeted to be used in mobile devices. The newly developed AN26072A and AN26021A can operate at voltage as low as 1.7 V, eliminating any needs for a 2.8 V power supply. The new LNAs allow mobile terminals to receive one-Segment broadcasts, multimedia broadcast, which are planned to start in April of 2012 in Japan, plus an ATSC-M/H service in North America.
The new LNAs capability will extend further, with their ability to receive signals even in areas with weak radio waves, for much longer period of time, thanks to high-frequency characteristics with noise level of 1.3 dB and reduced power supply voltage. The key contributing factors in developing the new LNAs are high-frequency circuit technologies capable of supporting a wide range of power supply voltages, technologies that extending the operating frequency range using feedback circuits, plus power consumption reduction technologies that offer high performance with low power consumption. The samples of the new device will be available by the end of March 2011 a t a unit price of 100 JPY.