Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, has strengthened its RF Amplifiers portfolio with the new F1490, which delivers a much lower quiescent current (75 mA) than many competitive solutions.
The F1490 is a second-generation high-gain, two-stage RF amplifier that covers the key sub-6 GHz 5G frequency bands from 1.8 GHz to 5.0 GHz.
The device benefits designers by offering a simplified product selection for their transmitter (Tx) lineup, eliminating a gain block and with a better margin. The two selectable gain modes for system design provide flexibility, lower power consumption, and superior performance.
“The F1490 delivers high gain with selectable modes and ultra-low power consumption, while maintaining high OP1dB performance and 2.4 dB noise figure, to meet all the system-level requirements customers want from their massive MIMO 5G pre-driver,” said Naveen Yanduru, VP of RF Communications, Industrial, and Communications Business Division at Renesas.
Designed to operate within the 1.8 GHz and 5.0 GHz frequency range, the F1490 RF amplifier features high gain, high linearity, and wide bandwidth, and is well suited for use with both FDD and TDD sub-6 GHz 5G applications. The F1490’s pin-to-pin compatibility with current devices lowers the cost of design updates.
- Two selectable gain modes: 39.5 dB high gain or 35.5 dB low gain
- High-performance OIP3 of 38 dBm and OP1dB of 24 dBm
- RF frequency range of 1.8 GHz to 5.0 GHz
- Ultra-low quiescent current of 75 mA
- Supply voltage of 5V
- Up to +115°C TCB operating temperature
“We are excited to continue driving LTE and 5G innovation with our RF amplifier solutions for AAS, 4G/5G base stations, and other wireless communications equipment,” added Yanduru.
Today’s higher data rates drive the need for better radio signal-to-noise ratios, which translates to the need for Renesas’ higher linearity RF components. The company’s patented RF solutions with unique technical innovations address the evolving needs of a wide range of applications, including cellular 4G/5G base stations, communications systems, microwave (RF/IF), CATV, and test and measurement equipment.
Renesas’ AAS solutions include interface amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, switches and pre-drivers to address the high-performance transmit and receive requirements of massive MIMO with the highest efficiencies in the smallest form factors.
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