SST Communications claims that its SST13LP02 power amplifier (PA) offers the industry's highest linear output power for dual-band (2.4- and 5-GHz) coverage. The PA features an on-chip, load-insensitive power detector. The part operates over a wide range (greater than 20 dB), is temperature-stable (1.5 dB over 85 °C), and has an on-chip power detector that can tolerate an output mismatch of VSWR greater than 2:1 at all angles.
Manufactured in a reliable InGaP HBT process, the SST13LP02 is sampling now. Production quantities are expected later in this quarter. The part costs $1.23 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. It's offered in a 4- by 4-mm QFN package. Further information on the company's Web site at www.sst.com.