Guerrilla RF Inc., a provider of high-performance RFICs and MMICs based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, added two new members to the company’s family of low-current, low noise amplifiers and linear drivers. The new devices, the GRF2373 and GRF2374 LNAs are the company’s first components to use InGaP HBTs, according to Alan Ake, vice president of applications and technical marketing at Guerrilla RF.
Both devices are tunable over 100 to 3800 MHz, and each component boasts outstanding gain and noise figure with a typical bias condition of 3.3 volts and 15 mA. These new broadband low noise, linear amplifiers come with and without integrated bypass and cover a wide bandwidth with minimal external parts.
Guerrilla RF contends that the devices yield a compact, low-cost solution that integrates a low noise figure, good linearity and low-loss bypass functionality into the company’s small DFN-6 (1.5mm x 1.5mm) application footprint. The company says that this performance and small size makes it ideal for demanding small cell, cellular booster and repeater transmit-receive applications in the 700 – 3800 MHz frequency bands.
“With flexible biasing (Vdd = 2.7-5.0V; Iddq = 10-25mA) , these amplifiers provide consistent performance at low currents and very competitive prices,” said Alan Ake.