RFaxis introduces Sub-GHz CMOS RF Front-End IC products for the Internet of Things (IoT)

By CIOReview | Monday, January 25, 2016
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IRVINE, CA: RFaxis Inc. has launched a new range of industry-leading, ultra-miniature sub-GHz RF Front-End IC (RFeIC™) products that are dedicated to the highly maturing Internet of Things (IoT) / M2M (machine-to-machine) market. The new RFX15xx-series embraces additional high power RF front-end options for sub-GHz applications. This adds to RFaxis’ existing strong portfolio of RF front-end ICs for IoT.

“There is tremendous opportunity for RF front-ends in the high-growth smart home, smart office, smart building, smart city segments,” said Oleksandr Gorbachov, CTO, RFaxis. “We at RFaxis are proud to have made our mark to be the leading vendor of choice for RF front-end solutions. Our expanded IoT portfolio helps enable a wide range of ultra-compact, high performance, and cost competitive designs,” he adds. The company is focused on developing innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity market.

Currently the new series consists of RFX1510, RFX1530 with upcoming products derivatives in the pipeline. The RFX1510 is integrated with a high power high-efficiency linear power amplifier (PA) with 27dBm saturated power, low noise amplifier (LNA), and Transmit/Receive switching circuitry. The RFX1530 is also integrated with a high power high-efficiency linear PA with 30dBm saturated output power, LNA, and Transmit/Receive switch.

Intended for use in the 700/800/900MHz spectrum for high power Industrial, Scientific, Medical (ISM) frequency band applications, the RFX15xx-series is a family of sub-GHz RFeICs™ in an ultra-miniature 2.5x2.5mm QFN package. Supported frequency band applications includes IEEE 802.15.4/4g, Wireless M-Bus, Smart Utility Network (SUN), IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow, and a host of other low-power wide area networking (LP-WAN) connectivity technologies such as LoRa®, SigFox, Weightless™, and Narrowband Cellular IoT (NB-CIoT).

RFX1510 and RFX1530 comes with an integrated directional power detector circuitry, associated matching networks, RF decoupling and harmonic filters, all in single-die, single-chip bulk CMOS technology. Both share a common pin-out in a 16-lead plastic QFN package. Rated up to 125°C ambient temperature, these devices are able to withstand high temperature and harsh outdoor environments faced by most wireless sensor networks applications.

The firm will showcase its new family of high performance, ultra miniature RFeIC™ solutions for IoT at the 2016 Mobile World Congress (MWC) as well as at the Embedded World 2016.

RFaxis, Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company specializing in the design and development of RF semiconductors.