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US Infrastructure Manufacturer Selects Anadigics' PAs

High-performance PAs enable 802.11n and 802.11acin customer premises equipment

Anadigics, the US manufacturer of RF products, has announced that it is shipping production volumes of its AWL5905 and AWL5910 power amplifiers to a next-generation communications technology company.  These high-performance power amplifiers are being used for new 802.11n and 802.11ac WiFi infrastructure customer premises equipment (CPE).

"Adoption of the 802.11ac standard continues to accelerate as consumers and businesses increasingly turn to WiFi networks for data and multimedia connectivity," said Jerry Miller, senior VPt of worldwide sales and applications at Anadigics.

 "As manufacturers develop the newest generation of WiFi infrastructure devices to support this trend, Anadigics' power amplifiers stand out as critical enablers.  Our 802.11ac solutions deliver a world-class combination of linearity, efficiency and gain to enable infrastructure devices with higher data throughput at greater range, all while consuming less power.  These advantages are being validated by production shipments in support of multiple platforms at this top-tier WiFi equipment manufacturer."

Anadigics' 802.11ac WiFi power amplifiers for infrastructure applications use the company's patented InGaP-Plus technology.  The AWL5905 power amplifier delivers 30 dB of linear power gain and 2.0 percent EVM at 19.5 dBm, while the AWL5910 power amplifier provides 31 dB of linear power gain and 1.8 percent EVM at 22 dBm output power.

The company's 802.11ac WiFi power amplifiers integrate a digital PA enable interface that eliminates the need for costly external circuitry.  The AWL5905 and AWL5910 power amplifiers also feature an integrated detector that facilitates accurate power control over varying load conditions. 

These features enable multiple input multiple output (MIMO) designs that consume less power and are more thermally efficient.  With lower current consumption, Anadigics' WiFi infrastructure power amplifiers also support the stringent power limitations of Power over Ethernet (PoE) equipment.



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