TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, announced that Ruckus Wireless, a global supplier of advanced wireless systems, has selected TriQuint’s two new high-performance 5GHz WLAN power amplifiers (PAs) for its top-performing fifth-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi platforms.

“When building a world-class wireless system, it’s all about unwavering attention to detail and using the best possible components available,” said Victor Shtrom, co-founder and chief wireless architect for Ruckus Wireless. “TriQuint’s high-power WLAN solutions help us deliver best-in-class Wi-Fi systems that give our carrier and enterprise customers unparalleled Wi-Fi performance. That’s the bottom line.”

Several other leading Wi-Fi infrastructure OEMs are evaluating TriQuint’s new PAs. The TQP5525 and the TQP5523 deliver best-in-class linearity to support the technically challenging features of the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, such as multiple-use MIMO with minimal co-channel interference. TriQuint’s new PAs also are designed to support the power and voltage requirements of Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications. The TQP5525 provides 0.5W output power, while the TQP5523 supports 0.25 W to achieve lower power consumption at a lower cost.

“TriQuint continues to deliver advanced 802.11ac Wi-Fi products that enable OEMs to support the users’ increasing demand for faster data throughput,” said James Klein, TriQuint’s vice president of infrastructure and defense products. “Our new WLAN power amplifiers are optimized for high data rates and range, which creates a unique user experience in the rapidly expanding Internet infrastructure market. According to customer feedback, our TQP5525 delivers up to 3 dB higher power output over our closest competition, which would double the operating range of access points delivering 802.11ac throughput.”

As consumers and businesses increasingly turn to Wi-Fi networks for data and multimedia connectivity, adoption of the 802.11ac standard continues to accelerate. Wi-Fi devices with the new standard are expected to represent 45 percent of consumer Wi-Fi equipment shipments by year-end, according to ABI Research. Significant growth in Wi-Fi network deployments also is being fueled by service providers’ plans to off-load and compliment data traffic from strained LTE networks, especially in congested urban areas.

The broadband performance of these TriQuint power amplifiers supports the global expansion of available Wi-Fi spectrum as well as the emerging intelligent transportation systems planned in the dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) bands, also known as the intelligent transportation system5 (ITS) band. Adhering to the strict regulatory emissions required in the automotive industry, these PAs are being implemented on a new generation of intelligent driving systems with consumer-friendly, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications that will enhance safety on the road, optimize traffic patterns to reduce congestion, and improve the environment by reducing emission and gas consumption. The PAs operate over the broadest frequency range (4.9  to 5.925 GHz) available on the market, providing a single solution that supports the expansion of the Wi-Fi spectrum as well as V2V deployments.

To learn more about how TriQuint’s WLAN connectivity products are powering RF advancements, visit To locate our distributors, resellers or field sales representatives, see

For additional information, visit