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RFMD, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, expanded its broad portfolio of Wi-Fi products to include two new front end modules (FEMs) for automotive Wi-Fi applications. RFMD's new RFFM8500Q is a compact, high linearity FEM supporting 5 GHz Wi-Fi and featuring a power amplifier (PA), low noise amplifier (LNA) and single pole double throw (SPDT) switch. RFMD also unveiled its 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi high linearity FEM, the RFFM8200Q, which includes a PA, LNA and single pole triple throw (SP3T) switch. Both products are ISO/TS 16949 certified, offer best in class performance, and are tested in accordance with the AECQ-100 automotive specification.
"RFMD's expanding ISO/TS 16949-compliant Wi-Fi product portfolio highlights our commitment to excellence in product design and manufacturing processes for the fast-growing automotive Wi-Fi market," said
The RFFM8500Q and the RFFM8200Q FEMs are the newest addition to RFMD's growing family of ISO/TS 16949-certified products for automotive Wi-Fi, and will be available for volume production this quarter. ISO/TS 16949 certification is the highest international quality standard for the automotive industry, and incorporates ISO technical specifications that are more stringent than ISO 9001 quality management system requirements. RFMD achieved ISO/TS 16949 certification in 2012 and provides complete production part approval process (PPAP) packages for its automotive Wi-Fi products.
RFMD offers a complete portfolio of Wi-Fi FEMS (PA, LNA, switch, harmonic filtering) and discrete devices such as auto switches and switch LNA modules to support the latest 802.11ac reference designs from the world's leading automotive Wi-Fi chipset makers. The Company is also evaluating its automotive Wi-Fi products for the emerging 802.11p standard for adding wireless access in vehicular environments (WAVE).