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Anadigics expands InGaP based WiFi product portfolio

The new 802.11ac power amplifier uses the firm's patented indium gallium phosphide technology
Anadigics has introduced the AWL5910 power amplifier optimised for WiFi infrastructure and multimedia applications, including access points, routers, media gateways, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. 

The new AWL5910 5 GHz power amplifier (PA) supports the 802.11a/n/ac standards and delivers a combination of good linearity, efficiency and gain, while minimising external component requirements. 

This level of performance and integration enables manufacturers to reduce both time-to-market and bill of materials while developing WiFi-enabled products that provide higher throughput with greater range, as well as consume less power. The AWL5910 has been adopted for use in multiple high-performance connectivity solutions which are expected to ramp in the upcoming quarter.

The firm also says it has secured design wins from a key OEM.

“We continue to set a higher standard by leveraging our RFIC design expertise, advanced technology, and manufacturing prowess to deliver industry-leading WiFi solutions with measurably superior performance and integration,” says Jonathan Griffith, vice president of WiFi Products at Anadigics. 

“The new AWL5910 provides world-class linearity, efficiency and gain to ensure high speed WiFi connectivity, all while reducing BOM costs and minimising PCB space requirements. Leading OEMs recognise the strategic value our AWL5910 provides, and this is generating excellent design-win traction in a critical growth segment for Anadigics,” Griffiths continues.

Anadigics’ 802.11ac WiFi power amplifiers for infrastructure applications utilise the company’s patented InGaP-Plus technology and unique design architectures to enhance performance and integration.  The AWL5910 PA is claimed to provide world-class linearity, 31 dB of linear power gain and 1.8 percent EVM at 22 dBm output power to ensure stable, reliable high-throughput WiFi connectivity in the toughest modulation formats. 

The AWL5910 power amplifier integrates additional functionality by removing unnecessary surface mount passives and integrating a digital PA enable interface that eliminates the need for an external buffer amplifier.

This 4 mm x 4 mm x 0.8 mm QFN package also features an integrated detector that facilitates accurate power control over varying load conditions (3:1 VSWR) and extends the usable detector dynamic range from 5 dBm to 26 dBm. These performance and integration advantages, coupled with industry-leading efficiency and thermal characteristics, enable multiple input multiple output (MIMO) designs that consume less power and are more thermally efficient.

Samples of the AWL5910 are available now for qualified programs.


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