WLAN amp IC with higher sensitivity for stronger and long-range WiFi
NXP Semiconductors launched new wireless local area network (WLAN) Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA) with Integrated Switch that makes WiFi connections faster and more reliable on smartphones, tablets, wearables and small Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
“More transactions are occurring via mobile devices than ever before in smart environments and the IoT, which is driving the need for stronger, higher performance wireless LAN reception as demand continues to grow,” said Chris Kelly, senior marketing director at NXP. "NXP continues to innovate in the mobile market, and our new family of devices is an attractive WLAN alternative that allows manufacturers to offer more desirable mobile device performance to meet the needs of today's consumer."
The new Low Noise Amplifiers with Integrated Switch use higher throughput standards to support enhanced receive sensitivity for WLAN applications, including the latest 802.11ac 1Gb/s standard. These Ics are made using Silicon Germanium technology.
NXP’s WLAN LNA+Switches family that comprises BGS8324, BGS8358, BGS8424 and BGS8458 is available on reference designs from leading Mobile WLAN System on a Chip (SoC) suppliers.