RFeICs deliver high efficiency at ultra-low voltages

rfaxisrficsIrvine, Calif. — RFaxis has introduced its family of RF front-end integrated circuits (RFeICs) that are said to deliver best-of-class performance and efficiency for battery-operated wireless devices even at ultra-low voltages. These devices are used in WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, ZigBee and Bluetooth applications.

“All RF front-end solutions today operate between 2.7 and 3.3 volts, delivering output power levels up to 20 dBm with gains between 18 dB to 20 dB for high power ZigBee and Bluetooth applications, and gains between 25 dB to 30 dB for WLAN applications,” said Dr. Oleksandr Gorbachov, RFaxis CTO.

“Our RFeIC devices can provide comparable output power levels and gains using only a 1.5 volt, single cell alkaline battery and can efficiently operate in modern portable systems with a 0.8 volt, single fuel cell battery, thus making our front-end solutions second to none when it comes to battery efficiency for mobile wireless devices,” he added.

“Given the significant environmental benefit in reducing the number of batteries needed to power the massive number of ubiquitous wireless devices such as gaming/remote controllers, laptops/netbooks/e-readers, camcorders, media players, baby-monitors, headsets, building/asset sensors, etc., RFaxis truly is a major catalyst for the global green revolution. After all, smart energy is not just about inventing clever devices; it’s also about doing clever things with everyday devices,” Gorbachov added.

Availability: RFeICs for WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, ZigBee and Bluetooth applications are available now, and support ultra-low voltages.