The concept of mobile connectivity is changing with deployment of GPRS services and is likely to change further with the advent of 3G services. The consumer, who has become accustomed to small and compact phones with standby times of days and talk times of several hours, will now demand similar performance from the 3G phones but with added technology differentiators of always-on connections, interactive and fast moving games and m-commerce as well as additional hardware like MP3 players, video camera and color displays. This will require greater processing power from the base-band processor.

For more information on 3G power requirements, visit Microsemi’s Web site.