SST : 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier with ultra-high linear output power

SST Communications has doubled the output power of its 2.4 GHz WLAN power amplifier (PA) offering with the new SST12CP11. Housed in a compact 3 x 3mm QFN package, thethree-stagedevice achieves 34dB power gain, 26 dBm and 25 dBm linear output power at 3.5% and 2.5% EVM, respectively, at 5.0V bias with less than 470 mA current consumption. With its ultra-high linear output power, the SST12CP11 helps increase the transmission range and data rate of 802.11b/g/n wireless access points and routers in consumer and enterprise environments.

“As a premier high-volume supplier of PAs to theWiFi industry, we are continuously improving our product offering to meet the evolving demands of wireless users,” saidDanielChow, president, SST Communications.“With our new SST12CP11, we are delivering an ultra-high power, robust linear PA that will help increase the broadcastrangeofwireless AP/routersto better supportbroadbandapplications, such as streaming video and other multimedia-rich content.”

The SST12CP11 supports an operating voltage up to 5V, resulting in ultra-high linear output power capability.In addition, the device is 802.11b/g spectrum mask compliant up to 29 dBm for added performance. Like all of SST Communications’ PAs, the SST12CP11 is manufactured using a reliable InGaP/GaAs HBT technology. The high performance of the SST12CP11enables wireless network system designersto provide robust WiFi operation in challenging RF environments where building materials and floor plan layouts are often not conducive to RF performance.

The SST12CP11 is the latest addition to SST Communications’ broad range of WiFi power amplifier products, which include high-efficiency and high-gain designs for embedded and high-performance WLAN applications.Every WiFi PA from SST Communications provides an on-chip, high dynamic range and temperature-stable power detector that eliminates the need for external detector circuitry.

Pricing and Availability

Samples of the SST12CP11 PA are available now, with volume production scheduled for September 2009. The device is priced at $0.67 eachin 10,000-unit quantities.

About SST Communications

SST Communications, a subsidiary of SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.), is a fabless semiconductor company providing optimized RF solutions to enable wireless multimedia and broadband networking system applications. SST Communications designs RF power amplifiers and other front-end components with a high level of integration, high performance and superb production readiness to facilitate high yield and low overall cost for wireless module/system manufacturers. The company has offices inLosAngeles,California and Taipei,Taiwan.

About Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.

Headquartered inSunnyvale, California, SST designs, manufactures and markets a diversified range of memory and non-memory products for high-volume applications in the digital consumer, networking, wireless communications and Internet computing markets. Leveraging its proprietary, patented SuperFlash technology, SST is a leading provider of nonvolatile memory solutions with product families that includevarious densities ofhigh-functionality flash memory components and flash mass storage products. The Company also offers its SuperFlash technology for embedded applications through its broad network of world-class manufacturing partners and technology licensees, including TSMC, which offers it under its trademark Emb-FLASH. SST’s non-memory products include NAND controller-based products, smart card ICs and modules, flash microcontrollers and radio frequency ICs and modules.

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Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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