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Cavendish Kinetics Reveals RF MEMS Technology, Announce Sample Availability

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Cavendish Kinetics Reveals RF MEMS Technology, Announce Sample Availability


June 04, 2013

By Brian Anderson, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Cavendish Kinetics, a radio frequency microelectromechanical (RF MEMS) solutions provider, announced yesterday that samples of its tunable RF capacitors are now available to its main strategic partners. The new capacitors, named the Cavendish Digital Variable Capacitor (DVC), will be used in wireless devices to boost user experience and lower costs for handset OEMs and ODMs and device module manufacturers.

“Cavendish is reversing this trend by improving mobile RF front-end performance and improving RF connectivity between consumer devices and cell towers,” Dennis Yost, president and CEO of Cavendish Kinetics, said in a statement. “Customers using our production devices have seen performance improved by 2-3dB in low bands used for LTE (News - Alert)/ 4G devices. This level of performance improvement results in much higher data rates for 4G users, more efficient network operations for wireless operators and lower bill-of-material costs for device makers.”

The Cavendish DVC is a very cost effective solution for today’s LTE, LTE-A and 4G wireless technology. The performance of internet connectivity for devices like video and interactive gaming has turned the need into a larger issue than in the past.

“Cavendish brilliantly leverages MEMS to manufacture high-performance, tunable RF components,” said Dr. Gabriel Rebeiz, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, San Diego.  “With its global supply chain and a highly experienced management team, Cavendish has solved the manufacturing issues for RF MEMS and achieved a highly reliable digital variable capacitor.”

This new Cavendish technology has been granted more than 40 patents and has produced over 100 patent applications covering the technology.

Based in Silicon Valley, California, Cavendish Kinetics provides high-performance RF tuning solutions for mobile device manufacturers all over the world. It is the world leading expert on RF MEMS systems design and manufacturing, and uses its solutions to deliver performance benefits to mobile devices and networks.

Edited by Frances Litvak

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