Low Noise Amplifier Module
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces a low noise figure 0.9 to 3.5 GHz MMIC (monolithic microwave integrated circuit) LNA (low noise amplifier) module with integrated shutdown capability that enhances the performance of GPS handsets. The Agilent ALM-1106’s combination of low noise figure to improve sensitivity, miniature size, low-voltage operation, and battery-saving features makes the amplifier module an appropriate choice for GPS receivers incorporated in mobile phone handsets. The GPS LNA presents an attractive solution for cellular handset manufacturers as they start offering location-based services. The ALM-1106 operates from as low as 1 V, is equipped with a built-in shutdown function to minimize standby current, and is supplied in a leadless, small footprint (2 × 2 mm), low profile (1.1 mm maximum) MCOB (molded chip on board) package. The MMIC LNA module is also suited for IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g Wi-Fi receivers and for receivers for 2 and 3.5 GHz IEEE 802.16 WiMAX (wireless microwave access)/BWA (broadband wireless access).