Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for two new gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN on SiC) low noise amplifiers (LNA) from TriQuint.

The TGA2611 and TGA2612 are broadband LNAs fabricated on TriQuint's production 0.25μm GaN on SiC process (TQGaN25). Covering 2-6 GHz and 6-12 GHz, respectively, the devices are able to survive up to 2W of input power without performance degradation, providing exceptional flexibility with regard to receive chain protection. The new LNAs also feature low noise figure and high gain as shown in the below table.

Both devices are available today in die form and fully-matched to 50 ohms with integrated DC blocking caps on both I/O ports allowing for simple system integration. These market-leading GaN LNAs are ideally-suited to support both military and commercial radar and communication systems.

Key features of the new GaN LNAs include:

Part Number




Input Power Handling



(V / mA)

Die Size








10 / 110

2.1 x 1.5 x .010








10 / 100

2.1 x 1.5 x .010

Packaged solutions for both LNAs will be available in early Q2 2014.

These new GaN LNAs are included in Richardson RFPD's launch of the next generation of the TriQuint GaN Tech Hub, a micro-website featuring the latest news on GaN innovations and product releases from TriQuint. Recent additions to the Tech Hub include a white paperentitled ‘GaN Thermal Analysis for High-Performance Systems’ and a webinar that discusses improved overall system performance using TriQuint’s new GaN products.

The devices are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Richardson RFPD's design advisors provide extensive technical expertise and design-in assistance for TriQuint products, including these two new GaN LNAs. To find more information, or to purchase these products today on the Richardson RFPD website, please visit the TriQuint GaN Tech Hub Featured Products webpage. They are also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from TriQuint, please visit the TriQuint storefront webpage.