Microsemi Corp., a manufacturer of high performance analog and mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, has announced the addition of its most powerful amplifier to date for wireless LAN access point applications.

Designated the LX5535™, the new Microsemi power amplifier provides output power of 25 dBm, extending the range of wireless LAN access point devices utilizing the 2.4 to 2.5 GHz frequency range in 802.11b/g/n applications. Like others in Microsemi’s leading portfolio of WLAN power amplifiers, the LX5535 is manufactured with an advanced InGaP HBT process.

“As the demand for wireless applications continues to grow, so does the need for ever more powerful amplifiers that can extend their range,” said Steven G. Litchfield, Microsemi executive vice president and president of the Analog Mixed Signal Group. “Our new LX5535 amplifier provides more power, but consumes only 260 milliamps of total DC current in doing so.”

The LX5535 is designed as a two-stage monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) with active bias and output pre-matching. It uses a single 5 V supply and has a low quiescent current of 135 milliamps while providing a power gain of 32 dB. Its 16-pin 3 mm square low profile package is only 0.09 mm high.

Immediate sampling can be ordered through this site, or from Microsemi sales representatives and authorized distributors. In 10K lot quantities, the unit price for the LX5535 is $0.74.