Guerrilla RF Introduces New GaAs pHEMT Gain Block Amplifiers for 5G/4G Base Station & Cellular Applications

Guerrilla RF Introduces New GaAs pHEMT Gain Block Amplifiers for 5G/4G Base Station & Cellular Applications

Guerrilla RF has announced the production release of the GRF2010 and GRF2011two high linearity gain blocks targeting infrastructure applications such as 5G/4G base stations, automotive telematics, and cellular repeaters/DAS. These new cores extend the gain coverage for GRF’s existing portfolio of general-purpose RF/microwave gain blocks. When used in conjunction with the popular GRF2013, customers can now choose from a family of devices offering nominal gain levels of 10 dB, 15 dB, and 18 dB. In addition, the entire set of components is drop-in compatible with the GRF2040, GRF2042, and GRF2043 – Guerrilla RF’s corresponding collection of gain blocks with bypass.

When describing the motivation behind the extension of the product line, Ryan Pratt, CEO and founder of Guerrilla RF, says, “By offering these additional gain variants, GRF provides significant design latitude to its customer base. Since these devices utilize our popular 1.5mm x 1.5mm DFN-6 package, designers can quickly modify existing hardware to support new bands and lineup requirements. Each of these DFN-6 modular cores can be easily swapped out to yield different levels of gain, linearity, and noise figure – all critical parameters that define a radio’s overall performance and spec compliance. In today’s highly competitive business environment, this flexibility gives our customers a significant edge when pivoting to chase new design opportunities.”

The entire series of gain blocks provide exceptionally flat gain and flexible biasing options – essential features allowing for high levels of re-use within a single design and across multiple platforms. When using a nominal 5V bias and single match covering 400 to 4000 MHz, the GRF2010 draws 90mA of current while delivering 10 dB of Gain, 36 dBm of OIP3 linearity, a compression level of 20 dBm, and a Noise Figure of 3.1 dB. The GRF2011, with a single match tune of 700 to 3800 MHz, increases the gain offering to 15.2 dB, with 40 dBm of OIP3 linearity, 22.7 dBm of OP1dB compression, and an even lower Noise Figure of only 2 dB. Both devices can be tuned to operate over lower frequencies reaching down to 50 MHz.

Click here to learn more about the GRF2010 and GRF2011 gain blocks.

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