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RFaxis debuts pure CMOS WiFi RF Front-end IC

Posted: 12 Aug 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RFaxis? WiFi? Front-end IC? CMOS?

Fabless semiconductor company RFaxis has started volume production of what it claims is the industry's first and only single-chip/single-die WiFi/Bluetooth Front-end IC (RFeIC) in pure CMOS. The company also announced that it has sampled out the RFX8422, a drop-in replacement of RFX8422S, for applications that require reduced maximum package height of 0.4mm.

The RFX8422S and RFX8422 RFeICs provide key RF functions for dual-mode Wi-Fi/Bluetooth operation in a typical smartphone or other mobile devices. Both parts include high-efficiency linear power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA) and single-pole triple-throw (SP3T) antenna switch, all integrated into a monolithic die, and are offered in an ultra-compact 2.5x2.5mm 16-pin Quad-Flat Non-Lead (QFN) package. Developed and manufactured in the industry's most cost-effective bulk CMOS process, the RFX8422S and RFX8422 family of complete "3-in-1" RFeICs provide state-of-the-art RF performance, and are pin-compatible with similar offerings from competitors on the market today.

"By taking full advantage of the cost-effectiveness of CMOS, we can now offer complete Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo 3-in-1 RFeICs at lower prices than the existing 2-in-1 solutions with far less functionality from competitors," said Neshat. "Due to cost/price considerations, our competitors' 2-in-1 offerings only provide the LNA and SP3T switch, and are lacking the PA which is most critical for extending the operating range of a wireless device. By introducing the revolutionary RFX8422S/RFX8422 product family, RFaxis continues to deliver its game-changing CMOS-based RFeIC technology to the mainstream wireless market."





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