Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) announced its latest 2.4 GHz 256-QAM RF high-power amplifier — the SST12CP21 — which offers ultra low EVM and current consumption for 256-QAM and IEEE 802.11n systems. The SST12CP21 delivers high linear output power of up to 23 dBm at 1.75% dynamic EVM, with MCS9 HT40 MHz bandwidth modulation at 5V and 320 mA current consumption.  Additionally, the SST12CP21 delivers 25 dBm linear power at 3% EVM with only 350 mA current consumption for 802.11g/n applications. Other features include:

• Spectrum mask compliant up to 28 dBm for 802.11b/g communication. 
• A 3x3x0.55 mm, 16-pin QFN package.
• Low operating current of 320 mA at 23 dBm and 350 mA at 25 dBm.
• 50 ohm on-chip input match and simple output match.

For more information on the the SST12CP21, visit www.microchip.com