Guerrilla RF Inc., a leading provider of high performance MMICs, introduced new additions to the company’s family of high linearity gain blocks featuring a unique combination of simple-application schematic, flat gain and high compressed output power which operate from 50 MHz up to as high as 8 GHz. The GRF201X family of devices is offered in a 1.5 mm x 1.5 mm DFN-6 package and the GRF301X family is packaged in the popular SOT-89. Devices from both families provide strong linearity measured over a wide temperature range from -40° to +105° C and over-tone spacing up to 100 MHz.
About Guerrilla RF’s New Gain Blocks
- The GRF201X family consists of the GRF2012, GRF2013 and GRF2014 devices. All can be operated over a wide range of Vdd from 3.0 to 9.0 volts. An important feature offered by the tiny 1.5 mm package is the ability to control Iddq independently from Vdd as this allows the device efficiency to be optimized for a given application requirement. These devices offer leading performance at 5 volts and, when biased at 8 or 9 volts, they can provide broadband compressed output powers of 27 dBm and higher. In addition to strong linearity, the high gain, GRF2013 offers very low NF of 1.3 dB which makes it an excellent choice for broadband LNA applications.
- The SOT-89 based GRF3012, GRF3013, GRF3014 and GRF3015 offer similar performance to the GRF201X devices and they provide similar ranges of gain, NF and linearity. These SOT-89 variants can also be used as drop-in replacements for industry standard SOT-89 gain blocks while offering superior performance.