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The BlueCore2 reference design is the third of CSR's BlueCore-based development systems to integrate a power amplifier from SiGe Semiconductor's PA2423 family of devices. The combination of CSR's BlueCore2 radio and SiGe Semiconductor's PA2423L power amplifier enables system designers to meet all consumer requirements for performance, battery life and cost in systems including cellular phones, PCs, PDAs, PCMCIA cards and access points.
"SiGe Semiconductor's power amplifiers provide an unmatched combination of high power, low current consumption and integration, making them the ideal complement to our BlueCore radios," said Glenn Collinson, co-founder and marketing director, CSR. "As a result of our collaboration, we have produced leading Bluetooth Class 1 designs, and are continuing our relationship on future product developments."
CSR's BlueCore2 reference design is based on the company's
second-generation single-chip Bluetooth radio, which offers twice the output
power, half the power consumption, and a dramatic reduction in cost compared to
its predecessor. Also integrated on the reference design are the baseband,
microcontroller, Bluetooth software stack, CMOS RF transceiver, and SiGe
Semiconductor's PA2423L power amplifier.
"The PA2423L's superiority in power, efficiency and spectrum re-growth complements the BC02's performance for leading Class 1 Bluetooth products. This winning combination allows Bluetooth products to meet aggressive market cost and performance targets, enabling accelerated Bluetooth deployment," said Jerry Loraine, vice president wireless business unit, SiGe Semiconductor.
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