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Switches/LNAs target mobile Wi-Fi market

Posted: 16 Jun 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Wi-Fi? switch? LNA?

RF Micro Devices Inc. has beefed up its Wi-Fi product portfolio to include four new switch and switch/LNA products: the RF5500, RF5501, RF5510 and RF5511. The new family of front end solutions is designed to address the need for high performance and continued size reductions in mobile Wi-Fi applications, including mobile handsets, personal navigation devices, digital cameras and MP3 players.

The RF5500, RF5501, RF5510 and RF5511 each contain a single-pole, three-throw switch designed to enable multipath operation in the embedded segment of the Wi-Fi or WLAN, consumer electronics markets. The RF5501 and RF5511 also integrate an LNA, providing for reduced footprint area with low insertion loss for RF architectures requiring additional Rx gain.

"We are pleased to expand our portfolio of Wi-Fi switch and switch/LNA products to address the growing opportunities in Wi-Fi enabled mobile deviceswith annual market growth expectations exceeding 15 percent in both calendar year 2010 and calendar year 2011," said Rohan Houlden, general manager of RFMD's wireless connectivity business unit. "This new family of products delivers a flexible, size-reduced solution to customers seeking to enhance the RF performance of 2.4GHz consumer and general market products."

Samples of the RF5500, RF5501, RF5510 and RF5511 are available immediately.

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