Avago Technologies has released a front-end module for 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth radios in handsets and mobile routers for tablets and other portable PC devices. The AFEM-S102 module integrates a film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) coexistence filter, SP3T antenna switch and TX path coupler in a small 2.2 by 2.2 by 0.55 mm package that is well suited for use in space-constrained applications.
2.6 dB maximum insertion loss for the TX path
35 dB rejection in the 2110-2170 MHz range
All RF ports matched to 50 ohms for simplified design
TX, RX, BT and ANT ports DC blocked
-18dB TX directional coupling
-30° to +85° C operation
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The AFEM-S102 front-end module is priced at $1.00 each in 10,000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now through the Avago direct sales channel and via worldwide distribution partners.
More Information: Product Web Page
That was bad spacing on my part in the newsletter. If you want to go to the VCO product review, actually click on the hyperlink word VCO. That will take you to the Z-Communications piece. Clicking on the word Avago brings you here. I'll be more careful with spacing in the future.
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