Anadigics FEICs Enable WiFi in the LG G3 Beat

Anadigics, Inc. reported that it is shipping the AWL9280 and AWL9580S WiFi front-end ICs (FEICs) to LG Electronics for the LG G3 Beat, known as the LG G3 s in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).  The smartphone, which is a compact variant of the popular LG G3, has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor,  a 5.0-inch HD IPS display, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with laser auto focus.

The AWL9280 2.4 GHz and AWL9580S 5 GHz FEICs employ the company’s patented InGaP-Plus™ technology and unique architecture which combines on a single die, a power amplifier (PA), low-noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass option, and RF switch.  Anadigics asserts that this level of integration reduces required PCB space, improves reliability and manufacturability, and simplifies RF front-end design.  The AWL9280 2.4 GHz and AWL9580S 5 GHz come in a 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm x 0.4 mm QFN package with an integrated power detector, and RF ports internally matched to 50 Ohms.

“We are very pleased to continue our long-term collaboration with LG Electronics and to be selected to enable wireless connectivity in the new LG G3 Beat,” said Jerry Miller, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Applications at Anadigics.  “Our FEICs have raised the bar in WiFi performance and integration, enabling faster throughput, longer battery life and more compact designs.  The sleek, high performance LG G3 Beat showcases these advantages, delivering a premium user experience.”