5 GHz Wi-Fi Front End Module

    Discontinued >

    End of Life announced August 12, 2021 (PCN 21-0166).
    Last Time Buy: February 20, 2022
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    Key Features

    • POUT = +16 dBm MCS11 HE80 -43 dB Dynamic EVM
    • POUT = +20.5 dBm MCS9 VHT80 -35 dB Dynamic EVM
    • POUT = +22 dBm MCS7 HT20/40 -30 dB Dynamic EVM
    • POUT = +24.5 dBm MCS0 HT20 Spectral Mask Compliance
    • Optimized for +3.3 V Operation
    • 31 dB Tx Gain
    • 1.9 dB Noise Figure
    • 15 dB Rx Gain & 6 dB Bypass Loss
    • >35 dB 2.4 GHz Rejection on Rx Path
    • Integrated RF Power Detector Coupler as well as DC Power Detector

    The Qorvo® QPF4578 is an integrated front end module (FEM) designed for Wi-Fi 802.11a/n/ac/ax systems. The compact form factor and integrated matching minimizes layout area in the application. Performance is focused on optimizing the PA for a 3.3 V 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 QPF4578 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
      • Customer Premise Equipment
      • Wireless Routers
      • Wireless Gateways
      • Wireless Extenders
    Frequency Min(GHz) 5.150
    Frequency Max(GHz) 5.925
    Functionality PA, Switch, LNA
    Wi-Fi Standards Wi-Fi 6
    Vcc(V) 3.3
    11ac Pout(dBm) 20.5
    11ac EVM(dB) -35
    11ac Current(mA) 235
    11n Pout(dBm) 22
    11n EVM(dB) -30
    11n Current(mA) 290
    Tx Gain(dB) 31
    OP1dB(dBm) 29
    Rx Gain(dB) 15
    NF(dB) 1.9
    Bypass Loss(dB) 6
    Rx Current(mA) 18
    Package Type QFN
    Package(mm) 5.0 x 3.0
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free Yes
    Halogen Free Yes
    ITAR Restricted No
    ECCN 5A991G