Agilent introduce an expansion to its ABA series of silicon RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuit) amplifiers suitable for a range of IF and buffer stages in DBS low-noise block downconverters (LNBs), cable television distribution and cable modems, GSM/CDMA radio cards, microwave links, fiber optic systems, and other communications applications. Two of the RFIC amplifiers feature single-supply 3 V operation for efficiency and low power dissipation. The SOT-363 packaged ABA-31563, ABA-32563, and ABA-54563 offer competitive noise figures with linear output power levels ranging from +2.2 dBm to +16.1 dBm, and third-order output intercept points from +13.1 dBm to +27.8 dBm. The amps feature unconditional stability combined with input and output VSWRs of less than 1.5, and internal input and output 50Ω matching. These RFICs are fabricated using Agilent's HP-25 silicon bipolar process with 25 GHz fT and 30 GHz fmax.
Agilent Technologies Inc.