Guerrilla RF Inc. introduces GRF4142, joining a growing list of bypass amplifiers from Guerrilla RF. This amplifier is targeted at small cells, cellular boosters and other broadband, high-performance applications offering broadband frequency coverage with a minimal number of external components. It is offered in an ultra-small 1.5 mm x 1.5 mm DFN-6 package, thus sharing a common pin out with numerous other Guerrilla RF devices including the GRF400X and GRF201X device families.

“Guerrilla RF is proud to offer this new amplifier which addresses an industry need for a cost-effective, broadband Low Noise Amplifier/driver with integrated bypass delivering outstanding RF performance with low-power consumption over a wide frequency range,” said Alan Ake, vice president of applications and technical marketing at Guerrilla RF. “The device’s flexible biasing capability allows for high levels of reuse with optimal efficiency over a wide range of linearity requirements. GRF4142 uses Guerrilla RF’s common 1.5 mm DFN-6 layout and application schematic which supports a growing family of drivers and LNA devices.”

According to Research and Markets, the overall wireless network infrastructure market will witness tremendous growth over the coming years. At a compound annual growth rate of over 5 percent, the market will account for over $104 billion in annual spending by the end of 2020.

About Guerrilla RF’s New Broadband Low Noise Amplifier

The GRF4142 can be operated over a range of Vdd from 1.8 to 5.0 V and Iddq can be controlled independently from Vdd, thus allowing the device efficiency to optimized for a given application requirement. The device can easily cover fractional bandwidths > 20 percent, with a single set of external components. Gain Mode performance of 1900 MHz, with Gain: 16.0 dB, OP1 dB: 19.0 dBm, OIP3: 34 dBm, Noise Figure: 0.95 dB at 5 V and 50 mA. Bypass Mode performance of 1900 MHz, with Gain: -1.5 dB, OP1 dB: 20 dBm, OIP3: 40 dBm at 5 V and << 1.0 mA.

Pricing and Availability

GRF4142 samples and evaluation boards are available now. Pricing for 10,000 parts is $0.65. Production is scheduled for Q3 2017.