Anadigics InGaP amplifiers enable Ubiquiti to link 140 miles
RF company Anadigics is shipping production volumes of its AWL5910 power amplifier to Ubiquiti Networks in support of its airFiber 5X Carrier Backhaul Radio.
These point-to-point devices used Anadigics' power amplifiers, which are based on the company's patented InGaP-Plus technology, to set a wireless connectivity milestone by linking Los Angeles and Las Vegas, a distance of 140 miles. The real-world applications of this radio address the challenges of wirelessly networking two geographically separated facilities.
"We are excited to collaborate closely with Ubiquiti Networks and to be a part of this landmark connectivity event," said Alex Miller, product marketing manager for WiFi products at Anadigics. "Wireless performance and reliability are advancing at a tremendous pace to sustain the explosive growth in global data demand. Anadigics' WiFi infrastructure power amplifiers support this trend by delivering an industry-leading combination of linearity, efficiency, gain and thermal characteristics."
Anadigics' AWL5910 power amplifier provides 31dB of linear power gain and 2.0 percent EVM at 22dBm output power to ensure stable, reliable high-throughput WiFi connectivity in the toughest modulation formats. The company's 802.11ac WiFi power amplifiers integrate a digital PA enable interface that eliminates the need for costly external circuitry.
The AWL5910 power amplifiers also feature an integrated detector that facilitates accurate power control over varying load conditions. 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. With lower current consumption, Anadigics' WiFi infrastructure power amplifiers also support the stringent power limitations of Power over Ethernet (PoE) equipment.