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.

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Product Details

  • Part Number
  • Manufacturer
    NXP Semiconductors
  • Description
    5 GHz WLAN (802.11a/n/ac) RF Front-End MMIC Module

General Parameters

  • Type
    Transmit / Receive Module
  • Configuration
    LNA, Power Amplifier, Switch
  • Switch Configuration
  • Application
    WLAN, WiFi, ISM Band, Access Points, Wireless Routers, Smartphones, Tablets
  • Wireless Standard
    802.11 a/n/ac, WLAN
  • Bands
    Single Band
  • Frequency
    5150 to 5850 MHz
  • Tx Power
    15 to 17.5 dBm
  • Tx Gain
    26 to 30.5 dB
  • Voltage
    3 to 4.75 V
  • Rx Gain
    12 to 16 dB
  • Rx Noise Figure
    2.35 to 2.7 dB
  • Package Type
    Surface Mount
  • Package
    HX2SON10 10-Pins Leadless Package
  • Dimensions
    1.7 mm × 2.0 mm x 0.3 mm

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