TriQuint Wins Chipset Reference Design To Deliver Gigabit Wi-Fi For Whole-Home HD Video Streaming & Other Demanding Multimedia Applications

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today revealed that a leading chipset provider has selected its two new high-performance 5GHz WLAN front-end modules (FEMs) for the industry’s fastest commercially available 4x4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac chipset. With almost 2Gbps total throughput, the chipset streams flawless, carrier-grade IPTV to multiple devices in full 1080p or 4K Ultra HD resolution. TriQuint’s modules provide the improved linearity, power consumption and thermal performance critical for delivering high-quality HD video in Wi-Fi set-top boxes and media gateways.

TriQuint also launched a family of three high-performance filters to solve challenging Wi-Fi / LTE interference issues. Utilizing TriQuint’s bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology, these advanced filters enable customers to extend Wi-Fi ranges while meeting stringent spectrum regulations worldwide. TriQuint has already secured multiple design wins for these filters in Wi-Fi access points, home media gateways and automotive infotainment markets.

“As demand for high-bandwidth Wi-Fi connectivity grows, our customers and chipset partners count on TriQuint to solve the toughest system challenges so they can deliver best-in-class wireless broadband capabilities,” said James Klein, Vice President for Infrastructure and Defense Products. “TriQuint continues to drive WLAN innovation and capture design wins for its high-performance BAW filters in several applications. We’re leveraging our broad in-house RF technology portfolio and integration expertise to deliver products for the fast-growing WLAN infrastructure connectivity market.”

According to a recent market report, shipments of consumer and enterprise WLAN access points will reach 170 million and 25 million respectively at the end of 2014. As new devices are rolled out with the faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, sales are rapidly accelerating: 802.11ac devices are expected to represent 45% of consumer Wi-Fi equipment shipments at the end of 2014.*

Product Details

Note: All products are currently shipping
Part #   Description   Bands   Size (mm)   Key Features

  5GHz WLAN Front End Module with PA + Pdet, SP2T SW & LNA   802.11a/n/ac Wi-Fi   2.5 x 2.5 x 0.4  
  • Designed for high-throughput 802.11a/n/ac applications
  • Compensated bias network for stable performance over temperature and voltage
  • Typ. Pout (+25C, VDD=+5V) = 18dBm, EVM=1.8%, 802.11ac/MCS9/HT40
  • Typ. Pout (+25C, VDD=+5.0V) = 20dBm, EVM=3.0%, 802.11n/MCS7
  • Meets rigorous automotive reliability based on AEC-Q200 standard

  5GHz WLAN Front End Module with SPDT SW & LNA   802.11a/n/ac Wi-Fi   2.5 x 2.5 x 0.45  
  • Industry’s first 5GHz WLAN FEM in a 2x4 MIMO configuration
  • Optimized for 802.11a/n/ac applications
  • Combine with discrete high-power PA for simplified RF front end
  • Compensated bias network for stable performance over temperature and voltage

  2.4GHz WLAN / LTE Coexistence Filter with advanced BAW technology   802.11a/n/ac Wi-Fi Bandpass   1.4 x 1.2 x 0.46  
  • Meets rigorous automotive reliability based on AEC-Q200 Standard
  • Superior rejection in adjacent LTE bands B38 / B40

  2.4GHz WLAN / LTE Coexistence Band-edge Filter with advanced BAW technology   802.11a/n/ac Wi-Fi Bandpass   1.7 x 1.3 x 0.46  
  • First BAW filter to provide guaranteed band-edge rejection in restricted FCC bands at 2390MHz & 2483.5MHz
  • Market-leading insertion loss and out-of-band rejection enables higher data rates over longer ranges than other solutions
  • Replaces expensive ceramic blocks and reduces board area by ~20x
  • Extended temperature performance over -40 to 95º F

  2.4GHz WLAN / LTE Coexistence Filter with advanced BAW technology   802.11a/n/ac Wi-Fi Bandpass   1.4 x 1.2 x 0.46  
  • Extremely steep skirts for low loss in the Wi-Fi and high band-edge and near-in rejection
  • Industry-leading power handling to transmit over longer distances
  • Superior rejection in adjacent LTE bands B7 / B41
  • Extended temperature performance over -40 to 95º F

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

*ABI Research press release dated Feb. 28, 2014


This TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT) press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. The cautionary statements made in this press release should be read as being applicable to all related statements wherever they appear. Statements containing such words as ‘leading’, ‘unmatched’, ‘smallest’, ‘high performance’, ‘superior performance’, ‘best in class’, or similar terms are considered to contain uncertainty and are forward-looking statements. A number of factors affect TriQuint’s operating results and could cause its actual future results to differ materially from any results indicated in this press release or in any other forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, TriQuint including, but not limited to: those associated with the unpredictability and volatility of customer acceptance of and demand for our products and technologies, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to meet demand, the ability of our production facilities and those of our vendors to produce products with yields sufficient to maintain profitability, as well as the other "Risk Factors" set forth in TriQuint's most recent 10-Q report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This and other reports can be found on the SEC web site, A reader of this release should understand that these and other risks could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed / implied in forward-looking statements.


Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit

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