Palo Alto, CAAgilent Technologies Inc. introduced the MGA-665P8, an enhancement-mode pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor (E-pHEMT) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) low-noise amplifier for applications in the 0.5 to 6 GHz frequency range, including WLANs, WiMAX point-to-multipoint systems, and cordless phones.
The device is optimized for applications operating in the 5 GHz UNII (unlicensed national information infrastructure) band, such as IEEE 802.11a WLANs. It is also suited for IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g 2.4 GHz WLANs and 3.5 GHz WiMAX applications.
The MGA-665P8 is supplied with its output matched to 50 ohms and input partially matched. At 5.25 GHz, the amplifier features a 1.45 dB noise figure combined with 16 dB gain and 18.1 dBm output third-order intercept point (OIP3). At 2.4 GHz, the amplifier features 1.2 dB NF, 18.4 dB gain and 19 dBm OIP3 (all performance typical at +3VDC, 20.5 mA bias). The device has an active power-down function: a 0 to +1VDC logic low turns the device on; a +2 to +3 VDC logic high turns the device off. When turned off, the typical current consumption is only 180 microamps to minimize power consumption when the system is in a stand-by condition.
The MGA-665P8 is housed in a 2.0 mm x 2.0 mm x 0.75 mm, 8-pad JEDEC DRP-N LPCC (JEDEC Solid State Technology Association) leadless plastic chip carrier for reduced board space. The package features lead-free backside metalization.
It is priced at $1.50 each in 6,399- to 16,699-piece quantities, and is available now through Agilent's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.
For more information:
MGA-665P8 Data Sheet
Agilent Technologies, Inc. +1-800-235-0312