Peregrine Semiconductor, a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), and LG Electronics have announced they have teamed up to develop the high-performance antenna tuning design solution in the LG Optimus G Pro smartphone that was recently introduced to the Korean market.
The Optimus G Pro features a 5.5-inch full High Definition (HD) In-Plane Switching (IPS) display—the largest display available on an LG smartphone—and it is just 9.4 mm thick, meeting the growing demand for smartphones with large screens in a thin-and-slim form factor.
Peregrine is able to optimizes the performance of the main antenna by bringing its UltraCMOS and DuNE technologies to the challenge; namely, optimized handset efficiency, data rate, call integrity and battery life. By enabling one antenna to more efficiently cover multiple frequency bands, the DuNE-based tuning solution enables the Optimus G Pro to support a subset of the more than 40 frequency bands available with 4G LTE.
“LG continues to develop innovative products for the premium LTE smartphone market, and the release of the Optimus G Pro in Korea is the latest example, “ said Dylan Kelly, vice president of Peregrine’s Mobile Wireless Solutions business unit.