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TMCNet:  RFaxis Launches CMOS Single-Chip/Single-Die 802.11ac RF Front-end IC

[December 17, 2012]

RFaxis Launches CMOS Single-Chip/Single-Die 802.11ac RF Front-end IC

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

RFaxis, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular mobility markets, today announced it has started sampling its latest 5GHz 802.11ac RF Front-end IC (RFeIC), the RFX5010 to strategic customers and reference design partners. RFaxis will showcase the RFX5010 and additional new products, including its dual-band/dual-mode CMOS RFeIC, at the upcoming 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)) on January 8-11 in Las Vegas.

The RFX5010 is the latest addition to the company's rapidly expanding pure CMOS-based single-chip/single-die RFeIC product family that supports Wi-Fi applications across all existing and newly added protocols including IEEE (News - Alert) 802.11b, g, a, n, and ac, for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. The RFX5010 chip provides more than 30 dB gain and 15dBm otput power at antenna with -35dB EVM for 802.11ac MCS9 with 256-QAM modulation and 80MHz channel bandwidth. It is pin-compatible with the company's 11a/n RFeIC, the RFX5000, which is in production and slated for volume shipment in Q1 2013. RFaxis will shortly be launching a new, higher power 802.11ac RFeIC which is pin-compatible with RFX5010 and RFX5000, and will be targeting the 802.11ac AP, wireless router and outdoor hotspot markets.

"By continuously pushing the envelope to achieve superior performance, higher integration and lower cost, RFaxis is now able to redefine the competitive landscape for 802.11ac. We recognize the Wi-Fi industry's rapid move towards 11ac products that offer users enhanced wireless experience with higher data throughput, extended operating range and longer battery life," said Mike Neshat, chairman and CEO of RFaxis. "Built upon RFaxis' patented single-chip/single-die RFeIC architecture and new design innovations, our engineering team has delivered a pure-CMOS RFeIC with full 802.11ac support. We are pleased to offer our customers and partners world's best-in-class 802.11ac RF front-end solution at a price point substantially lower than existing legacy 802.11a/n front-end solutions offered by our competitors."

About RFaxis, Inc.

Incorporated in January 2008, RFaxis, Inc. is an Irvine, CA (News - Alert), 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, 802.11n/MIMO, ZigBee, AMR/AMI and wireless audio/video streaming markets. Leveraging pure CMOS, in conjunction with its own innovative approach, patented technology 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.


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