Murata Electronics North America announced the launch of its latest front-end modules (FEMs) for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® applications. Murata's microwave monolithic integrated devices (MMID®) integrate the company's power amplifier, low noise amplifier and switching product into single packages for both the 2.45GHz and 5GHz bands (respectively numbered MDFE2PFA-022 and MDFE2PFA-023).
The modules are designed to be combined with a highly integrated, single chip radio - such as the Broadcom BCM4330 chipset - to provide connectivity for the cellular phones, portable devices, and personal computers. The FEMs support 802.11b/g and Bluetooth and/or 802.11a.
Price and Availability
The sample pricing of Murata's MMID 2.4GHz module is $1.00, while the 5GHz version is priced at $1.20. The lead-time for samples is two to three weeks and 12 to 14 weeks for production quantities.