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For designers working in the X and Ku bands, California Eastern Laboratories introduces NEC’s NE3515S02 Hetero-Junction FET for use as a buffer amplifier in applications such as DBS LNBs and high dynamic range front ends. At 12 GHz and a supply voltage of 3 V, the FET delivers a P1dB of 14 dBm with 14 dB linear gain while maintaining a noise figure under 0.5 dB (typ). The FET is housed in an RoHS-compliant S02 hollow plastic surface-mount package with an overall footprint of 3.2 mm², and it features recessed leads for lower inductance and improved performance.
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