IRVINE, USA: RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity markets, announced that B-Link Electronic Ltd has selected RFaxis' RFX2402 and RFX2402H RF Front-end Integrated Circuits (RFeIC), along with the new RFaxis high-gain antenna solution, for integration into the B-Link family of WLAN products.
B-Link, established in 1997 and based in Shenzhen, China, is a leading ISO 9001:2000 electronics OEM with in-house R&D and design functions that innovates at a rate of one new product every quarter.
B-Link's manufacturing and quality control facilities enable eight production lines, a portfolio of over 500 connectivity products and a broad line of popular WLAN solutions that serve global high volume demand in Asia, North America, South America, EMEA, and Australia.
"B-Link is a leading electronics OEM and represents a new breed of electronics design and manufacturing firms that have made rapid innovation a core competency," said Mike Neshat, president and CEO of RFaxis. "We are delighted that our state-of-the-art RFeICs and agile antenna designs can further enable B-Link's accelerated development cycles, and at the same time extend the performance and quality of B-Link's wireless connectivity solutions to serve their pervasive global customer base."
Haitao Liu, B-Link's general manager and president, commented: "The RFaxis RFX2402 and RFX2402H RFeICs are the best-cost and best-performance RF front-end solutions for 2.4 GHz WLAN applications, and are truly plug & play in that they are very simple to implement and easily replace the discrete PA and switch in our early-generation WLAN USB device.
For our next-generation WLAN USB device, these two solutions not only deliver 802.11n performance, they also save us substantial PCB board space, resulting in the most compact WLAN dongle designs on the market today."
Liu continues: "We also appreciate RFaxis' antenna design service that has yielded an innovative integrated high-gain antenna for our wireless products. RFaxis' total front-end solutions for wireless connectivity enable B-Link to lead the way for China's burgeoning white-brand electronics market. We are very excited about our relationship with RFaxis, and we are looking forward to driving our high volume business together."
The fully integrated RFaxis RFX2402 RFeIC comes complete on a single silicon die with a linear power amplifier that delivers state-of-the-art EVM power, a low-noise amplifier, a TX/RX switching circuit, a power detector, harmonic filters, and impedance matching.
The RFaxis high-gain/high-power solution for B-Link includes the RFaxis RFX2402H RFeIC designed for WLAN client devices, such as USB dongles, as well as server devices, such as wireless routers and access points.
By leveraging the RFX2402H high power and high sensitivity attributes together with an optimally matched RFaxis high-gain/omni-directional antenna, this total RFaxis front-end solution enables a highly reliable wireless connection over extended distances for any mobile WLAN device.
Production of B-Link's first WLAN USB dongle using RFaxis' RFX2402 is slated to commence in Q1, 2010. Additional B-Link products employing RFaxis solutions will ramp up in Q2, 2010.