New X-Band Gain Blocks from Guerrilla RF
New InGaP HBT amplifiers provide flat gain responses covering multiple octaves – a critical feature for broadband apps like test and measurement.
Guerrilla RF recently announced the production release of the GRF3012 and GRF3016, two new ultra-wideband gain blocks targeting broadband applications like instrumentation, microwave backhaul, and general-purpose RF and microwave amplification. Each device covers multiple octaves, with frequency ranges extending from near-DC to up to 12 GHz, and overall coverage extending across the HF, VHF, UHF, L, S, C and X bands.
When operating at 5 GHz, the GRF3012 draws only 22 mA of current while delivering 11 dB of gain, 18 dBm of OIP3 linearity, a compression level of 5 dBm, and a noise figure of 5dB.
The GRF3016, provides enhanced linearity and compression performance in exchange for an increased bias level of 70 mA. At its mid-band point of 5 GHz, the GRF3016 provides 13.5 dB of gain, 30 dBm of OIP3 linearity, 16.5 dBm of OP1dB compression, and a low noise figure of only 4.2 dB. Both components come in pin-compatible 1.5mm x 1.5mm, 6-pin DFN packages.
Optimized to deliver excellent P1dB, ACLR and IM3 performance over the 800 to 900 MHz band.
Available now from Richardson RFPD, three of the newest devices from Guerrilla RF—a high-linearity gain block and ultra-low noise amplifier for small cell/wireless infrastructure applications, and a high-frequency power-LNA™ for 802.11ac 5 GHz PA/driver applications.