Patent Number: 7,103,321

Title: Power amplifier bypass in a half-duplex IC

Abstract: A communication device having a structure that utilizes a minimum number of switches to bypass a power amplifier in the communication device is disclosed. The communication device takes advantage of the half-duplex operation of the RF transmitter and receiver in the communication device to minimize the number of switches required to bypass a power amplifier in the communication device.

Inventors: Xiong; Wei (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated

International Classification: H04B 1/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018