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Mitsubishi Electric to Ship Low-noise, Small-package Amplifier for Global Positioning Systems

Will help to downsize GPS circuitry in smartphones and tablets

Tokyo, October 30, 2012 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it will begin shipping a low-noise, small-package amplifier for global positioning systems (GPS) in mobile devices on November 1. The MGF7301 features industry-leading low-noise of 0.75dB and its small, lead-free package measures just 1.45mm x 1.0mm x 0.5mm, which help to downsize GPS circuitry.

The MGF7301 is the first amplifier of its kind to include external matching elements such as capacitors and inductances. Its 0.75dB low-noise level is achieved with miniaturized transistors, and improves signal reception. The amplifier includes a stand-by mode to save power consumption when GPS is not used.

GPS has become a standard feature in products such as smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other mobile devices. GPS circuitry must be small due to limited space available in portable devices, and amplifier noise must be low to avoid interfering with the reception of GPS signals from satellites.

Summary of Sale
Model Shipment start Monthly Production
MGF7301 Nov. 1, 2012 3,000,000 pieces

Other Features
Frequency 1,559MHz - 1,610MHz
Operating conditions VDD*1 2.7V 1.8V
VENABLE*2 >1.2V >1.2V
Noise figure NF 0.75dB 0.75dB
Gain Gain 19.0dB 18.5dB
Operating current IDD 5mA 4.5mA
Standby mode VENABLE <0.35V <0.35V
IDD (max) 10uA 10uA
*1 Supply voltage
*2 Control voltage range for standby mode