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RFMD® Intros New WiFi Front End Modules

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October 3, 2012
Product Announcement
Irma Swain
Sr. Manager, Communications

RFMD’s new high linearity WiFi front end modules provide complete integrated front end solutions for WiFi systems. The ultra-small form factor and integrated matching minimizes layout area in the application and greatly reduces the number of external components. This simplifies the total front end solution with a reduced bill of materials, smaller system footprint, and lower manufacturing cost. Each of these devices integrates a power amplifier, switch, LNA with bypass, and a power detector coupler for improved accuracy and is provided in a 3mm x 3mm x 1.0mm, 16-pin laminate package.

RFFM8200 Block DiagramFeatures
  • Optimized for 802.11n Dynamic EVM
  • 100% RF Production Tested
  • RFFM8200: Integrated 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz power amplifier, LNA with Bypass, and Tx/Rx SP3T Switch
  • RFFM8500: Integrated 4.9GHz to 5.85GHz power amplifier, LNA, and Tx/Rx SPDT Switch
  • POUT (RFFM8200)
  • 18dBm, 11n, 3.3V 2% Dynamic EVM
  • 21dBm, 11b, Meeting Spectral Mask
  • POUT (RFFM8500)
  • 16dBm, 11n, 54Mbps at 2% Dynamic EVM
RFFM8500 Block DiagramApplications
  • WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (RFFM8200), IEEE 802.11a/n (RFFM8500)
  • Cellular Handsets
  • Mobile Devices
  • Tablets
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Gaming
  • Netbooks and Notebooks
  • TV, Monitors, and Video
  • Smart Energy AMI
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RFMD® Intros New WiFi Front End Modules - RF CafeFor more information on RFFM8500, visit

About RFMD
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: RFMD) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies. RFMD’s products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband and aerospace and defense markets. RFMD is recognized for its diverse portfolio of semiconductor technologies and RF systems expertise and is a preferred supplier to the world's leading mobile device, customer premises and communications equipment providers.

Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., RFMD is an ISO 9001- and ISO 14001-certified manufacturer with worldwide engineering, design, sales and service facilities. RFMD is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol RFMD. For more information, please visit RFMD's web site at www.rfmd.com

RF MICRO DEVICES®, RFMD® and PowerSmart® are trademarks of RFMD, LLC. All other trade names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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VP, Investor Relations

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