Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative,
next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular
mobility markets, today announced its 5GHz WLAN RF Front-end solutions,
are slated for production next month to support the ramp-up schedule of
multiple customers. RFX5000 and RFX5000B are RFaxis' second-generation,
pure CMOS-based single-chip/single-die RFeICs
optimized for the rapidly growing 5GHz WLAN market including support of
the emerging 802.11ac standard. RFaxis is offering these best-in-class
5GHz RF front-end solutions at "unheard-of" prices to its customers,
while maintaining pin-to-pin compatibility with primary solutions on the
market today, such as the Skyworks SE5007T, SE5007BT, SE5012T and
"We have received overwhelming response to our pure CMOS 5GHz RFeICs
since we announced these parts at Computex in aipei in June," stated
Mike Neshat, chairman and CEO of RFaxis. "We are excited to now offer
our customers these state-of-the-art 5GHz RF front-ends at price points
never heard of before in our industry. As Wi-Fi products migrate from
dominantly single-band 2.4GHz to dual-band 2.4/5GHz solutions, the BOM
cost of the 5GHz RF front-ends is becoming a bottle neck. The problem is
further exacerbated by the fact that more Wi-Fi products are now
implemented as MIMO systems that require multiple RF front-ends. RFX5000
and RFX5000B are truly the right products at the right time. By adopting
these unique, pure CMOS-based RFeICs, our customers can reduce the total
BOM cost significantly, while providing uncompromised RF performance to
their end users."
"We are also in the process of rolling out our next-generation 5GHz
RFeIC which is smaller in size and will support direct battery
operation," added Neshat. "The new product will greatly increase our
presence in the dual-band smartphone space."
integrate all key functionality for a 5GHz WLAN RF front end, including
the linear power amplifier, LNA, antenna switch,
input/output/inter-stage impedance matching, as well as RF decoupling,
high-linearity/low-current mode control, and a directional-coupler based
power detector into a single-chip bulk CMOS die and housed in a 3x3mm,
low-profile 0.5mm plastic QFN package. They deliver up to +18dBm output
power with 3 percent EVM for 64QAM/OFDM in the full 5GHz band, including
all losses of the antenna switch and impedance matching network. In
low-current mode, these CMOS RFeICs achieve +17dBm linear output power
at antenna port with a 170mA from 3.3V power supply, while maintaining
excellent EVM (3 percent) for 802.11n HT40/MCS7. They also feature
extremely low EVM floor (<1.5 percent) and meet the stringent EVM
requirements for 802.11ac with MCS9/256QAM and 80MHz channel bandwidth.
Combined with high gain (32dB), excellent thermal stability and multiple
mode controls with simple CMOS logic, the RFX5000 and RFX5000B
outperform all same-class 5GHz front-end solutions on the market today,
including those based on GaAs HBT/pHEMT, and SiGe BiCMOS.
About RFaxis, Inc.
Incorporated in January 2008, RFaxis, Inc. is an Irvine, CA, based
company specializing in the design and development of RF semiconductors.
With its patented technologies, the company leads the way in
next-generation wireless solutions designed for the multibillion dollar
Bluetooth, WLAN, 802.11n/MIMO, ZigBee, AMR/AMI and wireless
audio/video streaming markets. Leveraging pure CMOS, in conjunction with
its own innovative approach, patented technology and trade secrets,
RFaxis is home to the world's first RF Front-end Integrated Circuit
(RFeIC). More information can be found at: www.rfaxis.com.
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