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RFaxis

September 16, 2010 14:43 ET

RFaxis Announces Shipment of Its Silicon-Based Dual-Band RF Front-end IC Chip for WLAN

RFaxis Set to Meet Strong Global Forecast for Its Highly Demanded Dual-Band RF Front-end IC for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Applications

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 16, 2010) -  RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, announced today the commercial availability of its highly demanded complete silicon-based single-chip dual-band RF Front-end IC (RFeIC™), designated the RFX5024, designed for WLAN 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (802.11n/a/b/g) applications including:

  • Consumer and enterprise WLAN server devices such as access points, routers and gateways. 
  • Ultra mobile productivity devices such as notebooks, netbooks, smartbooks, and e-readers.
  • Cellular handsets and smartphones.

"While leading WLAN Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and Multi-Chip Module (MCM) makers worldwide decisively forge ahead into the new 5 GHz frontier for more bandwidth, it is critical that they nurture the massive 2.4 GHz customer base and ensure application compatibility," said Mike Neshat, president and CEO of RFaxis. "Our dual-band RFX5024 RFeIC is the perfect RF Front-end solution for these OEMs, ODMs and MCM makers to profitably support Wi-Fi coexistence and compatibility while concurrently enabling the inevitable broadband evolution to the 5 GHz spectrum. Hence, it comes as no surprise that we have been inundated with orders for our RFX5024 RFeIC to support the entire gamut of Wi-Fi applications including home wireless network, Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile productivity devices, and cellular handsets. As we consistently emphasize, our 'secret sauce' enables us to use cost-effective silicon instead of more expensive semiconductor materials and process technologies, thereby giving RFaxis a dramatic margin and pricing advantage over current solutions such as RF Front-End Modules (FEM), especially for dual-band Wi-Fi requirements."

Neshat concludes, "Our silicon-based WLAN dual-band RFX5024 RFeIC, WLAN 5 GHz RFX5008 RFeIC, WLAN 2.4 GHz RFX2402/H RFeICs, RFP5001 Power Amplifier, and RFS5002/5003 switches, combined with our optimally matched antennas, truly provide complete, easy-to-integrate, commercial off-the-shelf RF Front-end solutions that eliminate the RF Front-end complexity for WLAN. Not only do we offer a comprehensive and versatile portfolio of RF and antenna solutions for Wi-Fi enabled applications, we can flexibly bundle these solutions to uniquely accommodate the business needs of our customers and offer the most cost-effective RF solutions ever."

Supporting the 802.11n (MIMO) WLAN standard, and optimized for transmit and receive applications in both the full 802.11b/g (2.4 to 2.5 GHz) and 802.11a (4.9 to 5.95 GHz) frequency bands, the RFX5024 seamlessly integrates dual-band power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, RF switching and power detector circuitry, harmonic filtering, and CMOS compatible control logic into a standard 4mm x 4mm x 0.5mm QFN package. Furthermore, the RFX5024 is RF-matched on-chip, thereby eliminating the need for external matching components. The RFX5024 delivers a maximum linear power greater than 20 dBm at standard data rates, and greater than 17 dBm at high data rates. Furthermore, the RFX5024 delivers a gain greater than 20 dBm at a bias voltage of 3.3 volts. For a lower bias voltage of just 2.3 volts, the RFX5024 can still deliver a maximum linear power greater than 15 dBm for 54 Mbps OFDM signal with EVM less than 3.5 percent, making the RFX5024 ideal for ultra-mobile, low battery voltage applications. The unparalleled integration, plug & play design and miniature footprint of the RFX5024 greatly simplifies the design of new generation Wi-Fi enabled products and accelerates their time-to-market.

About RFaxis, Inc.
Incorporated in January 2008, RFaxis, Inc. is an Irvine, California-based company specializing in the design and development of RF semiconductors and antenna solutions. With its patent pending technologies, the company leads the way in next-generation wireless solutions designed for the multibillion dollar Bluetooth, WLAN, 802.11n/MIMO, ZigBee, WiMAX, and WHDI markets. Leveraging pure CMOS and BiCMOS silicon technology in conjunction with its own innovative approach and technology, 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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