CEL introduced low cost pHEMTs for Ku- and Ka-Band satellite receivers. These CEL pHEMTs are drop-in replacements to the Renesas pHEMTs, also offered by CEL.

Typical applications are low noise block down-converters (LNB) in digital broadcast systems (DBS), down-converters in VSAT receivers and 24 GHz sensors and low noise amplifiers in other microwave and RF applications.

In addition to reduced noise and higher gain, CEL provides these pHEMTs at lower prices than the equivalent Renesas pHEMTs. CEL is manufacturing these pHEMTs in Japan with similar high quality as the Renesas pHEMTs.

“Our new microwave pHEMTs provide microwave system manufacturers with a cost-effective selection of high performance transistors,” said Marc Sheade, vice president and general manager of the components business. “Whether designing for new devices or as a drop-in replacement for updating existing designs, we are providing highly reliable microwave components at extremely competitive prices.”

The new pHEMTS include:

  • CE3512K2: Low Noise, 1st-stage Ku-Band pHEMT
  • CE3514M4: Lowest Cost, 2nd- and 3rd-stage Ku-Band pHEMT
  • CE3520K3: Low Noise 1st-stage Ka-Band pHEMT
  • CE3521M4: Lowest Cost 2nd- and 3rd-stage Ka-Band pHEMT

Datasheets for these pHEMTs are available on www.cel.com.