Guerrilla RF Expands its Line of RFICs Qualified for Automotive Applications

Guerrilla RF has expanded its portfolio of AEC-Q100 Class 2 qualified components, designed and manufactured for demanding automotive applications. In June 2018 Guerrilla RF introduced its AEC-Q100 Class 2 portfolio of devices for both OEM and after-market products, to cater to the rising demand.

In February of this year, Guerrilla RF announced the GRF2073-W and GRF4002-W as the first two parts to achieve this status. These devices were utilized in SDARS satellite radio antennas and single and multimode compensator modules. Following the qualification of these two products, they introduced the GRF2012-W and GRF2501-W with AEC-Q100 Class 2 qualification last month. Applications for these parts include single/multimode compensator modules, 802.11p and V2X

By the end of 2019, the following products should have completed AEC-Q100 Class 2 qualification:

  • GRF2013-W: Broadband Gain Block, with low NF and high linearity
  • GRF6011: SPDT Failsafe Switch
  • GRF2093: Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier
  • GRF4014: Broadband LNA/Linear Driver
  • GRF2071: Ultra-Low Noise Amplifier

Applications for these products include DAB, emergency calling systems, GPS, and SDARS satellite radio antenna systems. 

According to Technavio’s Global Automotive Antenna Module Market report, the market is expected to grow steadily at a compound annual growth rate of 7.66% to $1.5 Billion by 2021. The market is driven by several factors, including the rise of wireless connectivity in vehicles, the rising adoption of embedded cellular connectivity, the drive toward autonomous vehicles, economies of scale advantage in satellite antennas, the legislative push to have eCall in cars, and the growing popularity of the truck platooning system. Additionally, the average age of car buyers in developed regions like the United States is increasing, owing to higher disposable income.