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Fujitsu Debut New LTE Optimized Multiband Single IC.

Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, Inc. (FSWP), Tempe, Ariz., has introduced the MB86L13A LTE (FDD and TDD) optimized transceiver. The new transceiver has been developed for LTE- only applications and features the architecture pioneered by Fujitsu that eliminates the need for external low noise amplifiers (LNAs) and inter-stage surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters. Along with the MB86L11A 2G/3G/4G multimode, multiband transceiver released last month, the new device augments the Fujitsu MB86Lxxx family of transceivers now shipping in volume. The MB86L13A, which covers the frequency spectrum from 700 to 2700 MHz, is sampling now and will be available in volume Q2 2012.

"The MB86L13A can speed time to market for baseband providers looking to add robust LTE capabilities to their existing 2G/3G solution," said Vivek Bhan, vice president, Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products. "The new device provides multiband LTE support on a single IC, complementing the 2G/3G-only solutions offered by platform partners for the growing LTE market."

The MB86L13A multiband LTE transceiver delivers world-class performance for current drain and RF parameters. The advanced application programming interface (API), which is available on the other Fujitsu transceivers, minimizes factory calibration time, provides flexible port mapping and adds monitoring of customized key performance indicators (KPIs). Fujitsu already offers 2G/3G/4G multimode, multiband (MMMB), single IC transceivers.

The availability of multiple transmit, receive and diversity ports on the MB86L13A offers significant flexibility to map ports and bands for roaming requirements. The transceiver uses an open standard MIPI DigRF(SM) 4G v1.1Rev0.06 interface to the baseband. The device supports all global FDD bands 1-21, 23-25, and TDD bands 33-41. The MB86L13A supports all LTE bandwidths up to 20MHz. Future transceivers on the roadmap for this year include a 3GPP Release 10-compliant, single RFIC solution.

The Fujitsu MB86Lxxx Family

The Fujitsu MB86Lxxx family transceivers are deployed by multiple baseband providers worldwide, with millions of units shipped to date.

Fujitsu began shipping the industry's first SAW-less transceiver for 2G/3G networks, the MB86L01A, in 2009 ( In 2010, Fujitsu introduced the MB86L10A, the industry's first 3G and LTE SAW-less transceiver, which has been successfully integrated into dongles, tablets and multimode 2G/3G/4G smartphones

The MB86L12A became the third production-ready Fujitsu 2G/3G/4G SAW-less transceiver with support for the upgraded MIPI DigRF standard.

In February, Fujitsu introduced the MB86L11A 2G/3G/4G multimode, multiband SAW-less transceiver with several advanced transmit features, including enhanced power control, envelope tracking, and antenna tuning ( Fujitsu's MB86L13A now augments the rest of the family to support existing 2G/3G platform vendors. The addition of the MB86L13A LTE transceiver enhances the Fujitsu family of transceiver offerings, providing the quick time-to-market solutions required by device manufacturers.

"The Fujitsu MB86Lxxx family transceivers offer advanced features, low power consumption, a small footprint and a highly flexible API to bring down the total cost of the device and dramatically speed up time to market for new products," said Bhan. "This represents Fujitsu's commitment to addressing the pressing needs of the market, and delivers a timely solution that enhances value for our customers."

About Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, Inc.

Fujitsu Semiconductor Wireless Products, Inc. (FSWP) is an innovative leader in RF transceivers for mobile cellular handsets and other portable wireless devices. Its engineering group's long experience and expertise nurtured since the 1980s have resulted in several notable innovations in the cellular industry, including the industry's first SAW-less 2G/3G transceiver architecture as well as the first SAW-less multimode transceiver integrating 2G/3G/LTE modes in a single device. The engineering group has also been involved in the standardization and commercialization of every major cellular standard, including AMPS, TDMA, iDEN,GSM / EDGE, WCDMA, and LTE FDD / TDD, and has shipped close to half a billion chipsets for application in these standards. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, FSWP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (FSL), Japan.

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