RFaxis Broadens Entire Portfolio of CMOS RF Front-End ICs for Internet of Things (IoT)

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: RFaxis, a company specializing in the design and development of RF semiconductors for the wireless connectivity market made an announcement about their new products that are an extended portfolio of RF front-end integrated circuit (RFeIC) solutions. These latest products developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) market, expanded RFaxis’ family of RF front-end ICs for the sub-GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands.

Designed specifically for the IoT portfolio, the company’s most recent products are the RFX2403, RFX2413, and RFX1030 RFeICs. The RFX2403 is integrated with a high-efficiency power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass, and Transmit/Receive switching circuitry for 802.15.4 ZigBee/Thread, exclusive ISM radios in the 2.4GHz spectrum. The product also underpins linear modulations such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Moreover, it is pin-to-pin compatible to the broadly used RFaxis RFX2401C with added bypass mode and directional-coupler based output power detector circuitry. This enables customers to elevate their wireless systems and attain features such as extended range, lower power consumption for long battery life, amplified tolerance to antenna impedance variations, and enhanced coexistence performance with adjacent radios.

Simultaneously, the RFX2413 is incorporated with a high-effective PA, and antenna diversity switch, and a power detector circuitry, also for the 2.4GHz band. The product is perfect for wireless IoT systems with transceivers which already have economical noise figure feature, with the advantage of scarcely any current draw during Receive mode. Lastly, the RFX1030 is amalgamated with a 1 Watt high-power and high-efficiency PA, LNA, and Transmit/Receive switching circuitry. It is also integrated with a directional power detector circuitry envisioned for the sub-GHz 802.15.14 and exclusive ISM radio topologies like LoRa, SigFox, and Weightless, and LNA,

It is also important to note, these three innovative products areconnectedwith similar networks, RF decoupling and harmonic filters, in one-die, one-chip, and bulk CMOS device in miniature 3x3mm QFN packages.