New Low-Current, Low Noise Amplifiers/Linear Drivers with Integrated Bypass

Guerrilla RF has added two new members to its family of low-current, low noise amplifiers and linear drivers. Both devices are tunable over 100 to 3800 MHz, and each part exhibits outstanding gain and noise figure with a typical bias condition of 3.3 volts and 15 mA.

These new broadband, low noise, linear amplifiers, GRF2373 and GR2374, with and without integrated bypass, cover a wide bandwidth with minimal external parts – yielding a compact, low-cost solution. These devices integrate low noise figure, good linearity and low-loss bypass functionality into small DFN-6 (1.5mm x 1.5mm) application footprint, making it ideal for demanding small cell, cellular booster and repeater transmit-receive applications in the 700 – 3800 MHz frequency bands.

The new LNAs/linear drivers address an ever growing industry need for cost-effective, broadband, discrete amplifiers delivering strong, consistent performance over a wide range of operating conditions. With flexible biasing (Vdd = 2.7-5.0V; Iddq = 10-25mA), these amplifiers provide consistent performance at low currents and very competitive prices.

According to Research and Markets, the overall wireless network infrastructure market will witness tremendous growth over the coming years. At a compound annual growth rate of over 5 percent, the market will account for over $104 billion in annual spending by the end of 2020.

Samples and evaluation boards are available for both devices, with production available in Q4 2019. Pricing for 10,000 parts is $0.40 and $0.42 each for the GRF2373 and GR2374, respectively.