) or "TI" recently launched two RF power converters, LM3263 buck
converter and LM3279 buck-boost converter, capable of reducing
the heat and power consumption in power amplifiers.
The power converters feature MIPI RFFE (RFFE) digital control
interface which facilitate strong compatibility with
next-generation RF front end chipsets, power amplifiers and
reference platforms. They support high linearity and high output
power even at low battery voltages. All these features facilitate
low power consumption, better thermal management with minimum
These new power circuits will help maximize the battery life
and increase its longevity, thus expanding usage time for
electronic devices. The product is expected to benefit TI as it
has wide applications in smartphones, tablets and data cards.
The LM3263 buck converter comes in a 2-mm x 2-mm x 0.6-mm,
16-bump lead-free DSBGA package, with a price tag of 48 cents in
1,000-units. The LM3279 buck-boost converter, comes in a 2-mm x
2.5-mm x 0.6-mm, 16-bump lead-free DSBGA package, priced at 75
cents in 1,000-units.
With the continued rise in the use of smartphones and tablets,
product designers are finding it challenging to incorporate
advanced features in these devices that are driven by
Consequently, TI's increasing focus on introducing products
that target this market should generate good returns. The
company's endeavor to provide a diverse portfolio targeting
different market segments such as smart grid, factory automation,
high-voltage power, LED lighting and control are also positives
for its future revenue growth.
In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, TI generated total
revenue of $3.05 billion, which was up 5.6% sequentially, down
8.6% year over year and in the middle of the recently narrowed
guidance range of $2.99 billion to $3.11 billion.
The Analog business grew 5.9% sequentially while declining
3.1% year over year. TI attributed the sequential increase to a
resurgent SVA (both industrial and automotive), which the company
stated was already gaining market share, ahead of plan.
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