New WLAN transceiver solution

RF Micro Devices, Inc has announced the availability of its new wireless local area network (WLAN) transceiver solution for 802.11g applications.

According to a statement, the 802.11g transceiver solution enables long battery life, superior range, small size and low bill of material (BOM) cost, all of which are necessary requirements in the WLAN marketplace.

802.11g technology – made up of a RF2959 single-chip transceiver and the RF5190 power amplifier (PA) – extends the data rate of the 802.11b standard from 11 Mbps to 54 Mbps while maintaining backward compatibility with all 802.11b devices.

The RF2959 transceiver is available in a 6x6mm 40-pin package and requires minimal external components. The RF2959 transceiver features a standard interface compatible with multiple baseband/MACs (media access controllers), providing flexibility to our customers.

RFMD offers complete reference design kits containing software, design documents and assembly files to fully characterise the RF2959 and RF5190. RF Micro Devices is sampling its transceiver solution to customers now.

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