Microsemi has first RF front-end for 5G Wi-Fi
Microsemi has introduced a monolithic silicon germanium (SiGe) RF front-end device for the 5th generation of Wi-Fi devices based on IEEE 802.11ac standard, which has been dubbed 5G Wi-Fi.
The LX5586 RF front-end chip is designed to be used in conjunction with Broadcom’s BCM4335 combo chip for mobile platforms such as smartphones and tablets.
“This front-end solution provides Broadcom’s 5G WiFi devices with inherent reliability and cost advantages over traditional multi-chip front-end modules,” said Amir Asvadi, v-p and general manager at Microsemi.
“Broadcom is enabling the 5G WiFi ecosystem across all major wireless product segments,” said Rahul Patel, Broadcom vice president, Mobile Wireless Connectivity Combos Group.
“Microsemi’s new RF power amplification solutions further underscore the traction behind 5G WiFi,” said Patel.
The LX5586 is a 802.11ac standard 5GHz power amplifier, low noise amplifier with bypass and SPDT antenna switch.
Power is 16dBm at 1.8% EVM, 256QAM modulation over 80MHz bandwidth.
The LX5586 is fixed at 2.5 x 2.5 mm 16-pin QFN package.