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12 September 2007


Anadigics ships dual-band 802.11n PA to NXP for WLAN module

Anadigics Inc of Warren, NJ, USA says it is shipping production volumes of its AWL6951 wireless LAN (WLAN) power amplifier (PA) module in support of the upcoming 802.11n multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) standard to NXP Semiconductor for their MRX2000 WLAN module solution. The MRX2000 enables higher throughput of rich content for quality-critical applications, allowing faster, more powerful wireless connectivity between multimedia devices, it is claimed.

The dual-band AWL6951 is a high-performance indium gallium phosphide HBT power amplifier module designed for transmit applications in the 2.4-2.5GHz and 4.9-5.9GHz bands. Matched to 50Ω at all RF inputs and outputs, it requires no additional RF matching components off-chip, making it the world’s simplest dual-band PA module implementation available, Anadigics claims, and exhibits high linearity and efficiency for IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b and 802.11a WLAN systems under the toughest signal configurations within these standards.

Building on the combination of its patented InGaP-Plus process technology and innovative design concepts, Anadigics claims that its 802.11n PAs and front-end integrated circuits (FEICs) provide high levels of integration, as well as the linearity, efficiency, and output power required to integrate MIMO capability into a broad range of home and office multimedia appliances, such as mobile computing, CATV set-top boxes, HD televisions, and videogame console systems.

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