5/25/10 - Lineage Power Corporation announced availability of its new family of Total Efficiency ™ DC Voltage wide output power amplifier DC-DC converter modules, designed to significantly lower costs for cellular base stations. The new 48V and 24V input, 350W JNW and JNC power amplifier modules, designed for use within 3G and 4G/LTE wireless base stations, underscore the carriers' needs for reduced size and cost with improved energy efficiency as operators deploy more Mobile Internet infrastructure to keep pace with subscriber demand for greater wireless bandwidth.
According to the Goldman Sachs March 2010 U.S. Communications Report, growth in wireless data will drive increases in wireless network traffic that compound to 39 percent annual growth over the next five years. Lineage's family of power amplifier modules help carriers cost effectively meet this growth demand by reducing space required for wireless base station components, enabling greater efficiency within the power amplifier while exceeding IPC 9592 reliability standards for wireless communications equipment.
All models of the new half brick board mounted power modules feature Lineage Power's Tunable Loop ™ technology, allowing users to optimize dynamic response -- reducing the quantity, type, and size of the capacitors required for any given amplifier application. The result is a smaller overall footprint at a lower cost with increased reliability. The new JNW and JNC series products are designed for deployment in harsh environmental conditions with operation up to 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit) in sealed environmental conditions, enabling the power amplifier to be mounted closer to the cellular antenna at the top of a tower, resulting in lower utility and cooling costs.
"These new power amplifier modules make it easy for global OEM design engineers to leverage an economical solution across a variety of wireless base station designs that help service providers expand their 3G footprint and roll out new 4G services," said Niklas Fallgren, vice president and general manager of Lineage Power's Embedded OEM division. "Lineage is focused on delivering small, fast and powerful DC board mounted power solutions that lower costs, reduce risk and accelerate availability for next-generation telecom, computing and storage products."