5 GHz Wi-Fi Front End Module

    Discontinued >

    End of Life announced September 8, 2023 (PCN 23-0127).
    Last Time Buy: March 11, 2024
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    Key Features

    • 4900 – 5925 MHz
    • POUT = +17.5dBm MCS9 VHT80 -35dB Dynamic EVM
    • POUT = +18.5dBm MCS7 HT20/40 -30dB Dynamic EVM
    • POUT = +21dBm MCS0 HT20 Spectral Mask Compliance
    • 160MHz Bandwidth and MCS11 Capable
    • Optimized for +3.3 V Operation
    • Low Power Consumption ~ 0.5W
    • 30 dB Tx Gain
    • 2.5 dB Noise Figure
    • 14.5 dB Rx Gain & 6 dB Bypass Loss
    • 15 dB 2.4 GHz Rejection on Rx Path

    The Qorvo QPF4538 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 PoE applications by centering on 0.5W power consumption while maintaining the highest linear output power and leading edge throughput.

    Integrated die level filtering for 2nd and 3rd harmonics as well as 2.4 GHz rejection for DBDC operation are included.

    The QPF4538 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
      • Client Equipment
      • Customer Premise Equipment
      • Internet of Things
    Frequency Min(GHz) 4.900
    Frequency Max(GHz) 5.925
    Functionality PA+SW+LNA
    Wi-Fi Standards Wi-Fi 5
    Vcc(V) 3.3
    11ac Pout(dBm) 17.5
    11ac EVM(dB) -35
    11ac Current(mA) 155
    11n Pout(dBm) 18.5
    11n EVM(dB) -30
    11n Current(mA) 170
    Tx Gain(dB) 30
    OP1dB(dBm) 27
    Rx Gain(dB) 14.5
    NF(dB) 2.5
    Bypass Loss(dB) 6
    Rx Current(mA) 15
    Package Type Laminate
    Package(mm) 2.5 x 2.5
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free Yes
    Halogen Free Yes
    ITAR Restricted No
    ECCN 5A991b

    This product appears in the following application block diagrams:

    • Applications > Customer Premises Equipment > Dual Band Wi-Fi

      Dual Band Wi-Fi

    • Applications > Customer Premises Equipment > Dual Band Wi-Fi with Diplexer

      Dual Band Wi-Fi with Diplexer

    • Applications > Customer Premises Equipment > Wi-Fi Adapter

      Wi-Fi Adapter