WLAN Front-end ICs
Anadigics, Inc. introduces two front-end products for wireless LAN (WLAN) mobile and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) applications. These front-end integrated circuits (FEICs) utilize the company's patent pending InGaP-Plus technology to offer desirable integration and performance. The AWL6254 and AWL6255 low-profile FEICs combine the power amplifier, low noise amplifier and RF antenna switch on a single die to minimize three dimensional space requirements. The products exhibit very low current consumption to reduce battery drain in mobile and MIMO applications. The AWL6254, for 802.11b/g applications, and the AWL6255, for 802.11a applications, deliver RF power at good efficiencies. The devices are appropriate for space-critical designs, such as PDAs, mobile phones, smartphones, notebook computers and USB adapters. The combination of AWL6254 and AWL6255 FEICs offers a multi-band front-end solution for MIMO applications, which enable higher data throughput and greater WLAN coverage. These performance advantages support simultaneous multimedia wireless applications, such as high-definition (HD) video and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) streaming audio.