31 January 2012

Avago launches high-efficiency front-end module for WiFi 5GHz access points

Avago Technologies has launched the AFEM-S105 highly efficient front-end module for WiFi access points, integrating a power amplifier, directional coupler and SPDT antenna switch in a small-footprint 3.2mm by 3.2mm by 0.6mm package. The power amplifier is optimized for IEEE 802.11 a/n WiFi modulation, helping the module to streamline the design of mobile and fixed wireless data applications in the 5.15-5.85GHz frequency range.

Integrating multiple high-performance technologies to reduce PCB board footprint and simplify design, the module leverages the firm’s proprietary 0.25┬Ám GaAs enhancement-mode pHEMT process technology to achieve robust RF performance across voltage and temperature levels, as well as low current consumption. It exhibits flat gain of 28dB and good match (with all RF ports matched to 50 ohms for simplified design) while providing linear power efficiency to meet stringent 802.11a/n mask conditions.

Additional features of the AFEM-S105 include high Tx-Rx switch isolation, and stability under all loads or conditions. The module also meets FCC 15.205 emission requirements at 15dBm.

“Designers are under tremendous pressure to integrate WiFi connectivity to bring new products to market first,” says James Wilson, director of marketing for wireless products. “Our easy-to-use AFEM-S105 front-end module provides a highly integrated, compact solution that can be quickly designed in to WiFi access points and portable WiFi applications,” he adds.

The AFEM-S105 front-end module is priced at $2 each in 10,000 piece quantities.

Tags: Avago FEM WiFi

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