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

    Discontinued >

    End of Life announced October 18, 2023 (PCN 23-0143).
    Last Time Buy: May 30, 2024
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    Key Features

    • POUT = 23dBm, 5V, 11ac, 80MHz MCS9 at 1.8% EVM
    • POUT = 25dBm, 5V, 11n, 20/40MHz MCS7 at 3% EVM
    • Typical Gain = 33dB
    • High PAE
    • Required external components minimized
    • Integrated Regulator
    • Input and Output Matched to 50 ohm
    • Integrated Power Detector

    Qorvo's RFPA5542 is a three-stage power amplifier (PA) designed for 802.11a/n/ac applications. The integrated input and output 50 ohm match greatly reduces the layout area, bill of materials and manufacturability cost in the customer application. The PA is optimized to minimize the required external components to maintain linear performance. The RFPA5542 is manufactured on an advanced InGaP heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) process and is capable of achieving linear powers up to 23dBm with an EVM <1.8% while maintaining excellent power added efficiency. The device is provided in a 4.0mm x 4.0mm x 0.90mm package that meets or exceeds the power requirements of IEEE802.11a/n/ac WiFi RF systems.

    Frequency Min(MHz) 4,900
    Frequency Max(MHz) 5,850
    Wi-Fi Standards a/n/ac
    Vcc(V) 5
    11ac Pout(dBm) 23
    11ac EVM(%) 1.5
    11ac Current(mA) 285
    11n Pout(dBm) 25
    11n EVM(%) 2.5
    11n Current(mA) 385
    Gain(dB) 33
    Package Type QFN
    Package(mm) 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.91
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free Yes
    Halogen Free Yes
    ITAR Restricted No

    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 Range Extender

      Wi-Fi Range Extender

    • Applications > Customer Premises Equipment > Mid-Tier Wi-Fi Solution

      Mid-Tier Wi-Fi Solution

    • Applications > Customer Premises Equipment > High-Tier Wi-Fi Solution

      High-Tier Wi-Fi Solution