QPF4518M

    5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac Wi-Fi Integrated PA Module

    Key Features

    • 5150 – 5925 MHz
    • POUT = +23dBm MCS9 VHT80 -35dB dynamic EVM
    • POUT = +24.5dBm MCS7 HT20/40 -30dB dynamic EVMPOUT = +25dBm MCS0 HT20 spectral mask compliance
    • POUT = +25dBm MCS0 HT20 spectral mask compliance
    • 160MHz Bandwidth and MCS11 capable
    • Optimized for +5 V operation
    • 32 dB Tx gain
    • 2 dB noise figure
    • 16 dB Rx Gain & 6.5 dB Bypass Loss
    • 25 dB 2.4 GHz Rejection on Rx Path
    • Integrated RF power detector coupler as well as DC power detector

    The Qorvo QPF4518M is an integrated front end module (FEM) designed for Wi-Fi 802.11a/n/ac systems. The compact form factor and integrated matching minimizes layout area in the application.

    Performance is focused on optimizing the PA for a 5V supply voltage that conserves power consumption while maintaining the highest linear output power and leading edge throughput.

    The receive path is pinned out so external filtering can be added in the optimal position. Integrated die level filtering for 2nd and 3rd harmonics as well as 2.4 GHz rejection for DBDC operation are included.

    There are two options for power detect, a DC power detector which has voltage output and an RF power detector with an RF output from a directional coupler.

    The QPF4518M integrates a 5 GHz power amplifier (PA), single pole two throw switch (SP2T) and bypassable low noise amplifier (LNA) into a single device.

    Typical Applications

      • Access Points
      • Wireless Routers
      • Residential Gateways
      • Customer Premise Equipment
      • Internet of Things
    Frequency Min(GHz) 5,150
    Frequency Max(GHz) 5,925
    Functionality PA, Switch, LNA with bypass
    Wi-Fi Standards a/n/ac
    Vcc(V) 5
    Tx Gain(dB) 32
    Rx Gain(dB) 16
    Package Type QFN
    Package(mm) 5.0 x 3.0
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free Yes
    Halogen Free Yes
    ITAR Restricted No