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Guerrilla RF Launches First Two InGaP Power Amps

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New power amplifiers target GPS, RFID, ISM and automatic meter reading applications

Guerrilla RF, a US-based MMIC specialist formed in 2013, has introduced the company's first two InGaP HBT power amplifier products. Both devices deliver 60 percent saturated efficiency, with high gain and high output power, making them suitable for the final stages of transmit chains in GPS, RFID, ISM and automatic meter reading applications.

GRF5504 is a high efficiency power amplifier that achieves up to 3.5W at Psat, with Vcc set to 5V and a low Iccq of 120mA. PAE at Psat is approximately 64 percent and the device can be tuned over a variety of frequencies from around 400MHz to 500MHz, with typical fractional bandwidths of 3 percent to 5 percent.

GRF5509 is another high-efficiency power amplifier that provides 4W OP1dB, with Psat approaching 5W with Vcc at 5V and a low Iccq of 125mA. PAE at Psat is 58 percent and this part can be tuned over a variety of frequencies from around 700MHz to 1000MHz, with typical fractional bandwidths of 3 percent to 5 percent.

Both devices are provided in a QFN-16 package (3mm x 3mm), with identical pinouts and flexible biasing for both voltage and current.

“The industry-leading saturated efficiency and high output power address a need for cost-effective discrete solutions that deliver strong, consistent performance over flexible operating conditions,” said Ryan Pratt, CEO and founder of Guerrilla RF. "These amplifiers provide exceptional and consistent performance at very competitive prices."

The company has plans to introduce further InGaP HBT power amplifier products during the next 12 months.


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