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RFIC Incorporates a Power Amplifier, Low Noise Amplifier, and Transmit/Receive Switch

Wed, 05/30/2001 - 12:26pm
The HMC310MS8G from Hittite Microwave Corporation is a multifunction RFIC that incorporates a power amplifier (PA) and low noise amplifier (LNA) with a transmit/receive switch for 2.4 GHz applications including Bluetooth, HomeRF, and low power WLAN radios. The RFIC offers 15 dB gain and 6 dBm P1dB in the transmit mode and 13 dB of gain with an overall noise figure of 2.7 dB when in receive mode. Transmit and receive performance levels have been selected to meet the Bluetooth Class 2 & 3 requirements when used in conjunction with 2.4 GHz ASICs such as National Semiconductor's LMX3162. This low current and low cost transceiver requires no external circuitry to operate the amplifier power down features, and is available in the industry standard MSOP8G package, which is 0.1180 3 0.1900 (3.0 mm 3 4.9 mm).
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