The WLAN7001C from NXP Semiconductors is a WLAN (802.11a/n/ac) RF Front-End MMIC that operates from 5150 to 5850 MHz. It is based on QUBiC eighth-generation SiGe: C technology and has integrated a low-noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass mode and a Single Pole Double Throw switch (SPDT) for TDD operation. The module also includes a Tx power amplifier (PA) with high linearity & a low-power mode, a power detector for closed-loop control, and harmonic & coexistence filtering. It delivers a Tx power of up to 17.5 dBm with a power gain of up to 30.5 dB and has an Rx noise figure of 2.35 dB.
The module has 4 modes of operation - RX Bypass/Stand-by, RX LNA, TX high linearity, and TX low power. The Rx by-pass mode is suitable for high-power signal handling and the low-power Tx mode is suitable to optimize the power efficiency of the PA for low-power levels. It requires a DC supply of 3.2-4.5 V and consumes less than 235 mA of current.
The WLAN7001C is available in an ESD-protected HX2SON10 package that measures 1.7 x 2.0 x 0.3 mm and is ideal for use in IEEE 802.11a/n/ac Wi-Fi, WLAN, smartphones, tablets, netbooks & other portable computing devices, access points, routers, gateways, wireless video, and general-purpose ISM applications.