RFX8422S & RFX8422 family of pure CMOS RFeICs offer complete PA/LNA/SP3T 3-in-1 solution at a lower price than 2-in-1 products from competitors
IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 7, 2013 — RFaxis, Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company focused on developing innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular mobility markets, announced today that it has begun volume production of RFX8422S, the industry's first and only single-chip/single-die Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo RF Front-end IC ( RFeIC) in pure CMOS. Also, RFaxis has started sampling its RFX8422, a drop-in replacement of RFX8422S, for applications that require reduced maximum package height of 0.4mm.
"We are pleased to announce that RFaxis is launching new Wi-Fi/Bluetooth RF front-end solutions at price points never heard of until now," said Mike Neshat, chairman and CEO of RFaxis.
The RFX8422S and RFX8422 RFeICs provide key RF functions for dual-mode Wi-Fi/Bluetooth operation in a typical smartphone or other mobile devices. Both parts include high-efficiency linear power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA) and single-pole triple-throw (SP3T) antenna switch, all integrated into a monolithic die, and are offered in an ultra-compact 2.5x2.5mm 16-pin Quad-Flat Non-Lead (QFN) package. Developed and manufactured in the industry's most cost-effective bulk CMOS process, the RFX8422S and RFX8422 family of complete "3-in-1" RFeICs provide state-of-the-art RF performance, and are pin-compatible with similar offerings from competitors on the market today.
"By taking full advantage of the cost-effectiveness of CMOS, we can now offer complete Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo 3-in-1 RFeICs at lower prices than the existing 2-in-1 solutions with far less functionality from competitors,” said Neshat. “Due to cost/price considerations, our competitors’ 2-in-1 offerings only provide the LNA and SP3T switch, and are lacking the PA which is most critical for extending the operating range of a wireless device. By introducing the revolutionary RFX8422S/RFX8422 product family, RFaxis continues to deliver its game-changing CMOS-based RFeIC technology to the mainstream wireless market."
About RFaxis, Inc.
Incorporated in January 2008, RFaxis, Inc. is an Irvine, CA, based company specializing in the design and development of RF semiconductors. With its patented technologies, the company leads the way in next-generation wireless solutions designed for the multibillion dollar Bluetooth, WLAN 802.11b/g/a/n/ac, MIMO, ZigBee, AMR/AMI and wireless audio/video streaming markets. Leveraging pure CMOS, in conjunction with its own innovative approaches, patented technologies and trade secrets, RFaxis is home to the world's first RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC). More information can be found at: www.rfaxis.com.