Dual band WiFi 2x2 MIMO + BT Combo Transceiver


The WiFi 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO RF + Bluetooth Combo Transceiver is a highly integrated, low power, multimode Connectivity solution. It features a dual-band 2x2 MIMO (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) WiFi radio RF part supporting all standards up to 802.11ac, 80 MHz, MCS-9 for fast data transfer, and a dual-mode fully integrated Bluetooth radio, for both streaming applications as well as low-power, low-data rate wireless communication.

The Combo Transceiver targets low power and low cost consumer applications and operates with a WiFi/BT baseband processor located in a separate digital ASIC.


  • Dual-Standard highly-integrated Connectivity Transceiver, WiFi 2x2 MIMO RF and Bluetooth RF + PHY
  • Compliant with IEEE802.11a, b, g, n and ac standards up to 80 MHz RF bandwidth and MCS-9
  • Dual mode Bluetooth, compliant with Bluetooth 4.2 (BR, EDR and Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • Operates in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz ISM bands
  • Low BOM with integrated Power Amplifiers, LNA, baluns and TX/RX switches
  • Single-pin RF interface
  • Low cost 5x5 mm QFN-32 package
  • Low power for battery driven applications
  • Output power control with bias current reduction to maximize battery life
  • Easy to use with autonomous calibration routines
  • Extensive support for analog/RF test

Technology Partner


Catena is an international group of innovative companies, experts in system and architectures as well as in the design of Integrated Circuits and independent System IP. Since its establishment in 1986, Catena has been recognized as the partner of choice for global IC makers in designing wireless connectivity and sensor electronics system solutions created by world-class RF, signal processing and system architecture experts.

Catena provides full custom IC developments as well as complete system IP for various applications, enabling its customers fast time-to-market. The developments are mainly one chip solutions including RF, Analog, Mixed Signal, Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Cores, Embedded Software and tooling.

Catena is a 100% NXP-owned strong radio IP & design services resource (140 persons). It has experience with licensing to 3rd parties of “hard” (frontend) and “soft” (digital) radio IPs such as FM RX & TX, ZigBee, GPS RX, WIFI. Catena announced further partnerships with IP house CEVA and foundry Global Foundries.


  • Operating voltages: 1.4V +/-5%, 2.5V +/-10%
  • Ambient temperature range -40 - +85 °C
  • Supported frequency bands:
    • WiFi
      • 2.412 GHz – 2.484 GHz
      • 4.9 GHz – 5.835 GHz
    • Bluetooth
      • 2.402 GHz – 2.480 GHz
  • Up to +16 dBm linear output power (80 MHz, MCS-9, EVM < -32 dB)
  • p to +20dBm linear output power (BT, EDR) and +5dBm (Bluetooth Low Energy)