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20 February 2019

Guerrilla RF launches automotive-qualified linear LNA for SDARS, compensator and automotive connectivity

Guerrilla RF Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA – a provider of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) for wireless applications – has launched the GRF4002-W as a new addition to its growing list of AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified linear low-noise amplifiers (LNAs).

The amplifier is targeted at high-volume LNA/driver applications, with compensators and second-stage satellite radio LNAs being prime examples. Offered in an ultra-small 1.5mm x 1.5mm DFN-6 package, it shares a common pin-out with other Guerrilla RF devices including the GRF400X and GRF201X families.

The GRF4002-W can be operated over a range of Vdd of 1.8-5.0V and Iddq can be controlled independently from Vdd, allowing device efficiency to be optimized for a given application requirement. The device can cover 700-2700MHz with a single set of external components, yielding high gain of 16.0dB, OP1dB (output 1dB compression point) of 23.5dBm, and noise figure (NF) of 0.85dB at 2300MHz with bias conditions of 5.0V and 65mA.

The new amplifier for automotive applications addresses an industry need for a cost-effective, linear LNA delivering outstanding RF performance with low power consumption over a wide frequency range, claims the firm. “The device’s flexible biasing capability allows for high levels of re-use with optimal efficiency over a wide range of linearity requirements,” says Alan Ake, VP of applications & technical marketing. “Furthermore, simple matching, along with the 1.5mm DFN-6 package, results in a compact application footprint.”

GRF4002-W samples and evaluation boards are available now. Pricing in 10,000-unit quantities is $0.50 each.

According to Technavio’s Global Automotive Antenna Module Market report, the market is expected to rise steadily at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.66% to 1,549.24 million by 2021, 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 USA is increasing due to higher disposable income.

Tags:  LNA

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