Company News: Page (1) of 1 - 06/20/12 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook

NXP Enhances GPS Signal Reception With Extraordinarily Tiny LNAs

BGU8006 Low-Noise Amplifiers in Revolutionary 0.65 x 0.44 x 0.2-mm Package Offer Extremely Low Noise Figure of 0.60 dB (June 20, 2012)

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and MONTREAL -- (Marketwire) -- 06/20/12 -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today unveiled the BGU8006 low-noise amplifier -- the tiniest GPS LNA on the market today designed for very small portable devices. Available in an extraordinarily tiny WLCSP (wafer-level chip-scale package), the latest GPS LNAs have a footprint of just 0.65 x 0.44 x 0.2 mm and require only two external components, saving 38 percent in PCB space compared to the smallest solution on the market today. Also featuring an extremely low noise figure of 0.60 dB, the LNAs offer the best reception for weak GPS signals by dynamically suppressing strong cellular and WLAN transmit signals. NXP is showing the BGU800x series LNAs at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) in Montreal this week (booth 607), and a brief overview is available here: http://youtu.be/-mS_66-SuZI

"Smartphones, tablets, personal navigation devices and automotive telematics applications all suffer from communication delays when network reception is poor, and have to wait for data to refresh as the GPS searches for satellite signal. Our new BGU8006 LNA helps to maintain optimal GPS signal reception for as long as possible -- on a chip that is so small, it isn't even visible to the naked eye," said Erick Olsen, marketing director, RF small signal product line, NXP Semiconductors. "As GPS functionality becomes ubiquitous, the ability to deliver better accuracy and faster Time to First Fix will vastly improve user experience and enable operators to provide more sophisticated Location Based Services down the line."

The new BGU8006 LNA uses adaptive biasing techniques -- enabled by NXP's state-of-the-art QuBIC4Xi SiGe:C BiCMOS process technology -- to instantly detect any output power from jammers, and compensate by temporarily increasing the current. Adaptive biasing dynamically suppresses strong cellular, WLAN and Bluetooth signals, which can drive typical GPS LNAs into compression, lowering gain, generating intermodulation and harmonics that can overpower weak signals, and causing poor GPS reception. With the BGU8006, adaptive biasing improves linearity with a 10 dB better IP3 under -40 to -20 dBm jamming conditions and provides effective GPS output with jammer power up to -15 dBm.

The BGU8006 LNA uses wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP) technology, which is ideal for space-constrained applications. WLCSP minimizes parasitic inductance because there are no leads, bond wires or interposer connections, and optimizes package size, cost and thermal characteristics. In addition to the BGU8006, NXP also offers the BGU8007 LNA in a 1.45 x 1.0 x 0.5-mm 6-pin leadless SOT886 package. Both LNAs require only one external matching inductor and one external decoupling capacitor for easy design-in and savings in component costs and PCB area.


NXP's BGU800x series LNAs are ideally suited for a wide range of applications using GPS technology today, including smartphones, feature phones, tablets, personal navigation devices (PNDs), digital still cameras (DSCs), digital video cameras (DVCs), RF front-end modules for phones, and complete GPS chipset modules. For automotive telematics applications such as emergency call (eCall) and toll collection systems, NXP also offers the BGU7004 and BGU7008, which are AEC-Q100 qualified.

Availability
The BGU8007 LNA is currently available. Qualification samples of the BGU8006 will be available in Q3, with volume production during Q4 2012.

Links

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.

Forward-looking Statements
This document includes forward-looking statements which include statements regarding NXP's business strategy, financial condition, results of operations, and market data, as well as any other statements which are not historical facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected. These factors, risks and uncertainties include the following: market demand and semiconductor industry conditions; the ability to successfully introduce new technologies and products; the end-market demand for the goods into which NXP's products are incorporated; the ability to generate sufficient cash, raise sufficient capital or refinance corporate debt at or before maturity; the ability to meet the combination of corporate debt service, research and development and capital investment requirements; the ability to accurately estimate demand and match manufacturing production capacity accordingly or obtain supplies from third-party producers; the access to production capacity from third-party outsourcing partners; any events that might affect third-party business partners or NXP's relationship with them; the ability to secure adequate and timely supply of equipment and materials from suppliers; the ability to avoid operational problems and product defects and, if such issues were to arise, to correct them quickly; the ability to form strategic partnerships and joint ventures and to successfully cooperate with alliance partners; the ability to win competitive bid selection processes to develop products for use in customers' equipment and products; the ability to successfully establish a brand identity; the ability to successfully hire and retain key management and senior product architects; and, the ability to maintain good relationships with our suppliers. In addition, this document contains information concerning the semiconductor industry and NXP's business segments generally, which is forward-looking in nature and is based on a variety of assumptions regarding the ways in which the semiconductor industry, NXP's market segments and product areas may develop. NXP has based these assumptions on information currently available, if any one or more of these assumptions turn out to be incorrect, actual market results may differ from those predicted. While NXP does not know what impact any such differences may have on its business, if there are such differences, its future results of operations and its financial condition could be materially adversely affected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak to results only as of the date the statements were made. Except for any ongoing obligation to disclose material information as required by the United States federal securities laws, NXP does not have any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after we distribute this document, whether to reflect any future events or circumstances or otherwise. For a discussion of potential risks and uncertainties, please refer to the risk factors listed in our SEC filings. Copies of our SEC filings are available from on our Investor Relations website, www.nxp.com/investor or from the SEC website, www.sec.gov.

Embedded Video Available

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2018839
Embedded Video Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2018840

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine


Copyright @ Marketwire

Page: 1


Related Keywords: nxp, GPS, LNA, low noise amplifier, tiniest, smallest, wlcsp, chip-scale, bgu8006, ims2012, biasing, Communications, Digital Photography, Digital Video, Smart Phone, Cameras, Technology, Techniques, Techniques, Technology, Prosumer/Consumer, Business, Marketing, USA, Marketwire, Financial, Communications Technology, Business, Other,

HOT THREADS on DMN Forums
Content-type: text/html  Rss  Add to Google Reader or
Homepage    Add to My AOL  Add to Excite MIX  Subscribe in
NewsGator Online 
Real-Time - what users are saying - Right Now!

Our Privacy Policy --- @ Copyright, 2015 Digital Media Online, All Rights Reserved