OREANDA-NEWS. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced to launch a new multi-band power amplifier for mobile phones and tablets, the BA012M1, which is compatible with four wireless frequency bands used commonly in Asia including Japan, the United States, Europe and other countries. Compatible with both W-CDMA and LTE network systems, the BA012M1 is a downsized power amplifier that will enable smaller-sized mobile devices. The initial production volume is three million units per month, with shipments starting on November 30.

Various frequency bands have been introduced around the world to handle the growing volume of data traffic due to increased use of smartphones and tablets. Operation in various multiple countries requires a mobile device's transmitter to be integrated with multiple amplifiers to ensure compatibility with multiple frequencies. This is why the size of transmitters has become a key issue in mobile phone development.