The SST13LP02 Offers High Output Power and Wide Bandwidth; Includes On-Chip Power Detector for Lower System Cost
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 4 -- SST Communications, a developer of RF integrated circuits for a wide range of wireless and multimedia applications, and a subsidiary of SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSTI)), a leader in flash memory technology, today announced a new power amplifier, the SST13LP02, offering the industry's highest linear output power for dual-band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) coverage. The SST13LP02 features an on-chip, load-insensitive power detector designed to result in better performance and lower system cost for designers of notebook PC-based networking applications such as PCMCIA, MiniPCI and USB cards, as well as access points and multimedia (A/V) equipment.
"The performance and cost-savings benefits of the SST13LP02 enable our customers to tackle some of their most important design requirements," said Dr. Frank Chang, vice chairman and chief technical adviser, SST Communications. "Our testing shows that the SST13LP02 can achieve up to a 25 percent increase in transmission range and a 25 percent reduction in total- cost-of-ownership to our customers."
The SST13LP02 supports 2.4 GHz 802.11 b/g and 5 GHz 802.11a standards. For 802.11a, the SST13LP02 covers the complete 4.9-5.8 GHz bands allocated in the United States, Japan and Europe. Key specifications of the device include:
-- High output power for dual-band coverage: 20dBm for 802.11b, 18dBm for 802.11g and 18dBm for 802.11a applications
-- High gain of 26dB in the 2.4 GHz band and 30dB in the 5 GHz band
-- Integrated, wide-range (>20dB), temperature-stable (1.5dB over 85 degrees C) on-chip power detector that can tolerate output mismatch of VSWR>2:1 at all angles
-- On-off switching controllable by a baseband chip with a minimum reference current (~2 milliamperes)
Pricing and Availability
Manufactured using a highly reliable InGaP HBT process with tested accelerated MTT >10(8) hours at 85 degrees C, the SST13LP02 is sampling now. Production quantities are expected to be available in the third quarter of 2005. Pricing for the device is $1.23 each, in 10K unit quantities. The SST13LP02 is offered in a 4x4 mm(2) QFN package. More information on the SST13LP02 and other power amplifier solutions can be found on the SST website at http://www.sst.com/ .
About Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, SST designs, manufactures and markets a diversified range of nonvolatile memory solutions, based on proprietary, patented NOR type SuperFlash technology, for high volume applications in the digital consumer, networking, wireless communications and Internet computing markets. SST's product families include various densities of high functionality flash memory components, flash mass storage products and flash microcontrollers. SST also offers its SuperFlash technology for embedded applications through its broad network of world-class manufacturing partners and technology licensees, including TSMC, which offers it under its trademark Emb-FLASH. Further information on SST can be found on the company's Web site at http://www.sst.com/ .
About SST Communications
SST Communications, a subsidiary of SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.), is a fabless semiconductor company, providing optimized RF solutions to enable wireless multimedia and broadband networking system applications. The company has offices in Los Angeles, California and Taipei, Taiwan.
For more information about SST and the company's comprehensive list of product offerings, please call 1-888-SST-CHIP. Information can also be requested via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or through SST's Web site at http://www.sst.com/. SST's head office is located at 1171 Sonora Court, Sunnyvale, Calif.; telephone: 408-735-9110; fax: 408-735-9036.
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