Avago Technologies has announced a front-end module for WiFi access points. The AFEM-S105 module integrates a power amplifier, directional coupler, and single pole, double throw (SPDT) antenna switch in a 3.2 by 3.2 by 0.6 mm package. The power amplifier is optimized for IEEE 802.11 a/n WiFi modulation, helping the module streamline design of mobile and fixed wireless data applications in the 5.15 to 5.85 GHz frequency range.
The AFEM-S105 module leverages the company’s proprietary 0.25 µm gallium arsenide (GaAs) enhancement-mode heterostructure high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) process technology to improve RF performance across voltage and temperature levels and at low current consumption. The module exhibits flat gain and good match while providing linear power efficiency to meet stringent 802.11a/n mask conditions.
Additional AFEM-S105 features:
- All RF ports matched to 50 ohms for simplified design
- High Tx - Rx switch isolation
- Gain of 28 dB
- Stable under all loads or conditions
- Meets FCC 15.205 emission requirements at 15 dBm
U.S. pricing and availability:
The AFEM-S105 front-end module is priced at $2.00 each in 10,000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now.For more information:
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