Looking to support the ramp-up schedule of various users, RFaxis has announced that the company’s 5GHz WLAN RF Front-end solutions, the RFX5000 and RFX5000B, will begin production next month.
Offering all the RF functionality required for a typical IEEE (News - Alert) 802.11a/n WLAN system operating in the 4.9-5.85GHz range, RFX5000 is a fully integrated, single-chip, single-die RFeIC (RF Front-end Integrated Circuit). In a CMOS single-chip device, the RFX5000 architecture combines the PA, LNA, Transmit and Receive switching circuitry, the associated matching network, and the harmonic filter.
The RFX5000 is the perfect solution for single antenna applications as it brings improved performance, high sensitivity and efficiency, low noise, small form factor, and low cost.
Both products provide very low EVM floor (<1.5 percent) and cater to the strict EVM needs for 802.11ac with MCS9/256QAM and 80MHz channel bandwidth.
The RFX5000 and RFX5000B outperform all same-class 5GHz front-end solutions on the market today, including those based on GaAs HBT/pHEMT, and SiGe BiCMOS, coupled with high gain (32dB), excellent thermal stability and multiple mode controls with simple CMOS logic.
“We have received overwhelming response to our pure CMOS 5GHz RFeICs since we announced these parts at Computex in Taipei in June,” stated Mike Neshat, chairman and CEO at RFaxis. “We are excited to now offer our customers these state-of-the-art 5GHz RF front-ends at price points never heard of before in our industry. As Wi-Fi products migrate from dominantly single-band 2.4GHz to dual-band 2.4/5GHz solutions, the BOM cost of the 5GHz RF front-ends is becoming a bottle neck.”
Recently, the company announced that its RFX2401C second-generation, pure-CMOS dependent single-chip/single-die RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) has been designed into AirMicro's AM-207S, high-power ZigBee module.
The improved module continuous asthma now takes on mass installations to the smart meter and wireless sensor network markets in various countries.
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Edited by Braden Becker