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Microchip announces rf power amplifier for 5GHz WiFi applications

Microchip announces rf power amplifier for 5GHz WiFi applications

Microchip Technology has announced the SST11CP15 rf power amplifier for 5GHz IEE 802.11a/n WLAN embedded applications.

The device operates between the 4.9 to 5.9GHz band and has an operating voltage range of between 3.3 and 5V. It features a linear output power of 18dBm at 2.5% EVM, using 802.11a OFDM 54 Mbps at 3.3V, and 20dBm at 5.0V. Output power is rated at 23dBm at mask compliance of 6Mbps, at 3.3V.

The SST11CP15 is offered in a 2 x 2 x .55mm, 12pin QFN package and is suitable for wireless multimedia and MIMO applications for broadband gateway and consumer electronics equipment. Microchip claims it reduces battery current drain and extends battery operation.

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Laura Hopperton

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