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Greensboro, N.C. – February 13, 2019 –
Guerrilla RF, Inc., a
leading provider of high performance MMICs, today introduces
GRF2073-W, a new addition
to the company's growing list of AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified amplifiers. This
ultra-low noise amplifier is targeted at high-volume applications, with first-stage
satellite radio LNAs and GPS modules being prime examples. It is offered in an industry-standard,
ultra-small 2.0 x 2.0 mm DFN-8 package thus sharing a common pin out with other
infrastructure-class devices from Guerrilla RF.
Reference: 5V/70 mA / 2332.5 MHz
- Gain: 20.5 dB
- NF: 0.40 dB
- OP1dB: 19.8 dBm
- OIP3: 35.0 dBm
- Tested to AEC-Q100 Grade 2
- Flexible Iddq: 20 mA to 100 mA
- Flexible Bias Voltage: 2.7 to 5.5 volts
- Unconditionally Stable
- Process: GaAs E-pHEMT
"Guerrilla RF is proud to offer this new amplifier for automotive applications
which addresses an industry need for a cost-effective, first-stage LNA delivering
outstanding RF performance with low power consumption over a wide frequency range.
The device's ultra-low noise figure capability is critical for achieving the difficult
cascaded NF specification for digital audio satellite radio service (SDARS) receivers
in the 2320 to 2345 MHz band," said Alan Ake, vice president of applications
and technical marketing at Guerrilla RF. "Furthermore, simple matching along with
the 2.0 mm DFN-8 package results in a compact application footprint."
According to Technavio's Global Automotive Antenna Module Market report, the
market is expected to grow steadily at a compound annual growth rate of 7.66 percent
to 1,549.24 million by 2021. The market is driven by several factors, including
the rise of wireless connectivity in vehicles, the rising adoption of embedded cellular
connectivity, the drive toward autonomous vehicles, economies of scale advantage
in satellite antennas, the legislative push to have eCall in cars, and the growing
popularity of the truck platooning system. Additionally, the average age of car
buyers in developed regions like the United States in increasing, owing to higher
About Guerrilla RF's New Automotive LNA
- The GRF2073-W can operate over a range of Vdd from 2.7 to 5.0 V, and Iddq
can be controlled independently from Vdd – thus allowing the device efficiency to
be optimized for a given application requirement.
- The device can cover 2300 to 2700 MHz with a single set of external components
with gain: 20.5 dB, OP1dB: 20.0 dBm, NF: 0.40 dB at 2300 MHz with
bias at 5.0 V and 70 mA.
- Flexible biasing can accommodate Vdd from 2.7 to 5.0 V and Iddq from 20 mA
to 100 mA.
Pricing and Availability
GRF2073-W samples and evaluation boards are available now. Pricing for 10,000
parts is $1.25.
About Guerrilla RF
Guerrilla RF provides high performance monolithic microwave integrated circuits
(MMICs) to wireless original equipment manufacturers in multiple market segments,
including enterprise/carrier-class WiFi access points, small cells, wireless backhaul,
automotive and cellular repeaters. The company's patented Guerrilla Armor™ technology
enables greater coverage area and higher data rates for wireless networks. Headquartered
in Greensboro, N.C., the company was founded in April 2013 by Ryan Pratt. To date
it has raised $7.8 million in funding and has over 30 products shipping in production
volumes. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information,
please visit guerrilla-rf.com
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Posted February 14, 2019