On June 20 of 2016, Grand Chip Microelectronics Co., Ltd (aka Kangxi Communication Technologies) announced that the first MP part KCT8522H was released to market.
1st MP part KCT8522H
KCT8522H integrates a power amplifier (PA)), a low noise amplifier (LNA) and T/R Switch, harmonic filters and the associated matching network all in one device with 3*3*0.55mm 16-lead QFN package. It is an ideal RF Front-end with high output power of 20dBm@-35dB, 21dBm@-30dB, low quiescent current of 180mA, which can be used in most 5GHz WIFI equipment. It also supports multiple standards including IEEE 802.11ac.
Customer board debugging results show that KCT8522H has higher output power of 0.5~1dBm than other competing products on the same customer platform. It can significantly improve the customer terminal RF index.
"KCT8522H is the first high-performance part in Asia, which can compete with other competitive products from the world's leading RFIC companies." Said GCM CEO Dr. Ping Peng, "This is the first time that we have achieved the goal of catching up with the advanced level of global RF Front-end IC; It not only proves the strength of our R&D team, but also reflects the international competitiveness of domestic high power RF PA in wireless application. In the future, we will continue to carry out technological innovation and product upgrades, to provide customers with better performance, more widely used product portfolio."