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RFaxis roll out 5GHz 802.11ac RF Front-end ICs

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RFaxis? RF Front-end ICs? WLAN? IEEE 802.11ac standard?

Fabless semiconductor firm RFaxis recently started volume production of multiple products in its RF Front-end IC (RFeICs) portfolio. The RFX8050x and RFX8051x family of RFeICs will start shipping in volume in Q3 2013. The company hopes that its single-chip/single-die RFeICs will deliver state-of-the-art RF performance for the latest IEEE 802.11ac standard, and will provide WLAN ODMs/OEMs with pin-compatible, alternative 5GHz RF front-end solutions at significantly reduced prices.

Housed in an ultra-compact 2.5x2.5x0.45mm 16-pin Quad-Flat Non-Lead (QFN) package, the RFX8050x family of products provide complete functionality for 5GHz 802.11ac operation, including a high-efficiency linear power amplifier (PA), a low noise amplifier (LNA), a transmit/receive antenna switch, a directional-coupler based power detector, harmonic filters and all associated RF matching and decoupling. Designed to support direct battery operation and featuring a low-current, high-efficiency mode, the RFX8050x is touted by RFaxis as an ideal RF solution for Smartphones and other mobile connectivity platforms.

The RFX8051x family of products provides complete 5GHz 802.11ac RF front-end functions in a 3x3x0.55mm 16-pin QFN package. At 3.3V power supply, these RFeICs deliver 30dB gain and up to 16dBm linear output power with extremely low EVM of -35dB for 802.11ac MCS9/VTH80 modulation signals. The RFX8051x family of products is pin-compatible with RF front-end modules offered by incumbent vendors.

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