ANADIGICS FEIC powers WiFi in LG’s G2 smartphone

19th August 2013
Nat Bowers

ANADIGICS has today revealed that LG Electronics has utilised the Company’s AWL9581 front-end integrated circuit to enable 5 GHz 802.11ac WiFi connectivity in the new G2 smartphone. This feature-rich smartphone offers a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, 13 megapixel camera, 2.26 GHz quad-core processor, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

Jonathan Griffith, vice president of WiFi Products at ANADIGICS, commented: “We are thrilled that our 802.11ac WiFi front-end IC is powering the sleek and innovative G2 smartphone by LG Electronics. Our 802.11ac WiFi solutions have set the standard in FEIC form, fit and function by combining industry-leading efficiency for longer battery-life and world-class linearity for greater throughput in a highly integrated, space-saving package.  Our value as a critical enabler for the newest-generation of WiFi-enabled devices is demonstrated by our inclusion on leading reference designs and strong traction at top-tier OEMs.”

Combining a high performance power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, and RF switch on a single die, the AWL9581 5 GHz FEIC leverages ANADIGICS’ exclusive InGaP-Plus technology and patented design architectures. This level of integration greatly improves manufacturability and reliability, while reducing PCB space requirements and simplifying RF front-end design to speed time-to-market. The complete family of 802.11ac FEICs provides outstanding error vector magnitude and noise figure performance, which enables ultra-high data throughput.

ANADIGICS’ AWL9581 key features and benefits:

  • Ultra-low EVM in the toughest 802.11ac modulation formats, enabling extremely high transmission data rates,
  • Best-in-class power efficiency for improved thermal characteristics to support MIMO applications,
  • Industry-leading integration of the PA, LNA, and Tx/Rx switch to simplify RF design and reduce time-to-market,
  • Compact 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm x 0.4 mm QFN package with a high-accuracy, integrated power detector, and RF ports internally matched to 50 Ohms to reduce PCB space requirements.

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