Avago’s new AFEM-9601 targets portable and fixed devices that support IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN applications. The fully integrated front end module effectively combines all front-end RF functions: dual linear power amplifiers, dual low noise amplifiers, dual Tx/Rx switches, diplexer, Tx/Rx filtering and direct CMOS compatible control and detect. Designed for 3V applications, the AFEM-9601 delivers over 17 dBm Pout to meet all 802.11 masks. The WiFi module also provides an integrated high directivity detector for load-insensitive, temperature-compensated power detection.
The AFEM-9601 has been developed specifically for the challenging specifications of the portable 802.11n MIMO environment. The spec tradeoffs of power, current, EVM, noise figure and filtering have been balanced to result in a module that allows spec compliance for the designer of WiFi systems. Care has been taken to control harmonic emissions and spectral output to be compatible with FCC testing requirements.
“In WiFi designs, implementing MIMO places significant demand on multiple RF chains,” said James Wilson, senior director of marketing for Avago Technologies’ wireless semiconductor division. “We’ve designed the AFEM-9601 from the ground up to address these stringent performance requirements and deliver it in a highly integrated package for space-constrained applications.”
Housed in a 4 x 6 x 1.5 mm package using an LTCC substrate, the miniature AFEM-9601 is fully matched for ease in product design and leverages Avago’s proprietary GaAs EpHEMT technology for superior performance across voltage and temperature conditions.
More information on the AFEM-9601 will be showcased at the 2008 MTT-S International Microwave Symposium in booth number 1257 taking place the week of June 15-20 at the George World Congress Center located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing begins at $1.85 and will be generally available in Q3’08 through Avago’s direct sales channel or worldwide distribution partners. Samples for Avago’s AFEM-9601 will be available in June through Avago’s direct sales channel.
About Avago’s Wireless Semiconductor Division
With over three decades of RF and microwave technology design and production expertise, Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for today’s highly integrated, feature-rich mobile handhelds, wireless data and infrastructure applications. The company’s innovative enhancement-mode pHEMT, CoolPAM and Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator (FBAR) technologies have set new benchmarks for battery life, size and performance of mobile products. Avago’s reliable RF/microwave components target many markets, including mobile handsets, wireless infrastructure, wireless data (GPS/WLAN/WiMax), digital TV, VSAT and datalink. More information about Avago’s family of RF products is available at www.avagotechwireless.com.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.
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