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Anadigics PA ships in TRENDnet's tri-band router

Six AWL5911 amplifiers drive high power to six antennas


Anadigics today announced that it is shipping its AWL5911 power amplifier (PA) in volume for use in the new TRENDnet AC3200 TEW-828DRU tri-band wireless router. The PA is built using the company's patented InGaP-Plus technology.

The high-performance router, exhibited at the 2015 International CES, features all gigabit Ethernet ports, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, and six separate antennas to support ultra-performance 802.11ac connectivity.

"We are excited to collaborate with TRENDnet to enable the next level of performance in WiFi infrastructure products," said Alex Miller, product marketing manager for WiFi Products at Anadigics.

The TRENDnet AC3200 TEW-828DRU router uses six AWL5911 amplifiers in each unit to drive high power in the 5GHz band to each of six antennas. The simultaneous operation of multiple transmit chains puts tremendous emphasis on power amplifier operating efficiency, which ensures good system thermal management without expensive heat sinking.

The AWL5911 power amplifier delivers 33dB of linear power gain and 1.8 percent EVM at +22dBm output power with outstanding power efficiency to ensure excellent thermal operation.

The AWL5911 also features an internal digital PA enable interface that eliminates the need for an external buffer amplifier, as well as an integrated detector that facilitates accurate power control over varying load conditions (3:1 VSWR).

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