Compact, high-efficiency RF power amplifier supports 5-GHz Wi-Fi applications
8/18/2011 11:50 AM EDT
Microchip Technology Inc. has
introduced the new SST11CP15 RF power amplifier for 5 GHz IEE 802.11a/n
WLAN embedded applications. The device operates on the 4.9 to 5.9 GHz
band, and offers a wide operating voltage of 3.3 V to 5 V.
The SST11CP15 features a high linear output power of 18
dBm at 2.5 percent EVM, using 802.11a OFDM 54 Mbps at 3.3 V, and 20 dBm
at 5.0 V, and offers an output power of 23 dBm at mask compliance of 6
Mbps, at 3.3 V. The device is offered in a compact, 2 mm x 2 mm x .55
mm, 12-pin QFN package. It is ideal for 5 GHz WLAN applications where
small size and high-efficiency operation are required, such as in
wireless multimedia and MIMO applications for broadband gateway and
The SST11CP15 meets the needs of designers who must reduce DC current
consumption in their portable multimedia and MIMO applications. With its
high power-added efficiency, the device reduces battery current drain
and extends battery operation. The device’s 4.9 to 5.9 GHz linear
operation enables 802.11a/n operation and increases data rates, while
its small size is ideal for space-constrained applications.
Developers can begin designing today with the SST11CP15 Evaluation Board which is available now.
The SST11CP15 RF power amplifier is available in a 2 mm x 2 mm x .55 mm,
12-pin QFN package for $0.66 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples
are available now.
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This article originally appeared in EETimes Europe.