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RFaxis debuts 802.11ac WLAN RF front-end ICs

20 Jun 2013

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RFaxis has rolled out single-chip/single-die RF front-end ICs in the RFX8050x and RFX8051x series. The company's latest RF front-end ICs provide 802.11ac WLAN ODMs and OEMs with an alternative and pin-compatible 5GHz RF front-end solution manufactured in a bulk CMOS process.

The RFX8050 provides complete functionality for 5GHz 802.11ac operation in an ultra-compact 2.5×2.5×0.45mm 16-pin QFN package. It integrates a high-efficiency linear power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, a transmit/receive antenna switch, a directional-coupler-based power detector, harmonic filters, and all associated RF matching and decoupling circuitry. The device supports direct battery operation and features a low-current, high-efficiency mode useful for smart phones and other mobile connectivity platforms.

The RFX8051 provides all 5GHz 802.11ac RF front-end functions in a 3×3×0.55mm 16-pin QFN package. With a 3.3V power supply, this device delivers 30dB gain and up to 16dBm linear output power with low EVM (error vector magnitude) of –35dB for 802.11ac MCS9/VHT80 modulation signals.

Datasheets for RFaxis' latest RF front-end ICs can be found below:

  • RFX8050
  • RFX8051

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