RF Amplifier ICs

RF amplifier ICs, or radio frequency amplifiers are a type of amplifier. Amplifiers are electronic devices which increase the power of a signal. RF amplifiers are devices that increase a low-power signal into a high-frequency signal in radio frequency communications. RF power amplifiers usually drive the transmitter antenna. They are integrated circuits which are used in electronic circuits, alongside other components.


RF amplifiers can tune into a desired range of input frequencies. They can also provide gain, buffering and drive for fragile signals. There are several different types of RF amplifiers characterised by their frequency range, supply current, supply voltage, gain and output power. The frequency range, also known as bandwidth, is given in MHz, and refers to the capacity of the communication channel. The wider the frequency range, the better the amplifier is for general purpose applications. Frequency range is different to the operating frequency, which is often given in GHz. Power gain, given in dB, is the ratio of the output power to the input power.


Amplifiers are categorised by their class. This gives an overview of the Amplifier characteristics and performance. They are classed using letter symbols, such as Class-A, Class-B, Class-C, Class-D or Class-AB.


RF amplifier components come in standard semiconductor packages. These package types include LFCSP, SOT-89 and MSOP.


Types of RF Amplifier IC:


  • RF amplifier power gain - if signal is too low to be useful elsewhere in the circuit, it can be increased by this amplifier. The amplifier boosts the signal level with minimum noise or distortion and can even be used with extremely low-level signals, such as those from an antenna.

  • RF power amplifier - this type of electronic power amplifier converts a low-power radio-frequency signal into a higher power signal.

Where are they used?


RF amplifiers have a variety of wireless applications, including communications testing and medical diagnostics as well as voice and data communications. Other applications include 4G and 5G stations, wireless repeaters and radios.


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Description Price Amplifier Type Typical 3dB Bandwidth Typical Power Gain Typical Output Power Typical Noise Figure Number of Channels per Chip Maximum Operating Frequency Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Dimensions Height Length Automotive Standard
RS Stock No. 124-2285
Mfr. Part No.BGA6589,135
BrandNXP
HK$10.651
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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Power - 15 dB 20dBm 3.4dB 1 - Surface Mount UPAK 4 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.6mm 1.6mm 4.6mm -
RS Stock No. 626-3516
Mfr. Part No.BGA6589,135
BrandNXP
HK$12.18
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units
Power - 15 dB 20dBm 3.4dB 1 - Surface Mount UPAK 4 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.6mm 1.6mm 4.6mm -
RS Stock No. 160-2693
Mfr. Part No.HMC441LC3B
HK$430.725
Each (On a Reel of 50)
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Power - 17 dB 20dBm 4.5dB 1 18 GHz Surface Mount SMT 12 3 x 3 x 0.92mm 0.92mm 3mm -
RS Stock No. 862-6363
Mfr. Part No.HMC441LC3B
HK$531.20
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units
Power - 17 dB 20dBm 4.5dB 1 18 GHz Surface Mount SMT 12 3 x 3 x 0.92mm 0.92mm 3mm -
RS Stock No. 697-7262
Mfr. Part No.AD8302ARUZ
HK$224.75
Each
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Gain and Phase Detector 30MHz - 30dBm - 2 - Surface Mount TSSOP 14 5 x 4.4 x 1mm 1mm 5mm -
RS Stock No. 912-6249
Mfr. Part No.AD8302ARUZ
HK$193.722
Each (In a Tube of 96)
units
Gain and Phase Detector 30MHz - 30dBm - 2 - Surface Mount TSSOP 14 5 x 4.4 x 1mm 1mm 5mm -
RS Stock No. 160-2695
Mfr. Part No.HMC451LP3E
HK$198.759
Each (On a Reel of 50)
units
Power - 18 dB 19.5dBm 7dB 1 18 GHz Surface Mount SMT 16 3.1 x 3.1 x 1mm 1mm 3.1mm -
RS Stock No. 862-6372
Mfr. Part No.HMC451LP3E
HK$237.37
Each
units
Power - 18 dB 19.5dBm 7dB 1 18 GHz Surface Mount SMT 16 3.1 x 3.1 x 1mm 1mm 3.1mm -
RS Stock No. 166-0865
Mfr. Part No.BGB741L7ESDE6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
HK$3.461
Each (On a Reel of 7500)
units
Low Noise - 21.5 dB - 1.8dB 1 5 GHz Surface Mount TSLP 7 2 x 1.3 x 0.35mm 0.35mm 2mm -
RS Stock No. 160-2678
Mfr. Part No.HMC903LP3E
HK$244.929
Each (On a Reel of 50)
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Low Noise - 18.5 dB 14.5dBm 2.2dB 1 17 GHz Surface Mount SMT 16 3.1 x 3.1 x 1mm 1mm 3.1mm -
RS Stock No. 752-8142
Mfr. Part No.BGA416E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
HK$5.296
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Broadband - 23 dB -3dBm 1.2dB 1 - Surface Mount SOT-143 4 2.9 x 1.3 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2.9mm -
RS Stock No. 740-5207
Mfr. Part No.NJM2288F1-TE1
HK$7.87
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Power 400MHz - - 9dB 1 500 MHz Surface Mount SOT-23 6 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.1mm 1.1mm 2.9mm -
RS Stock No. 862-6256
Mfr. Part No.HMC903LP3E
HK$292.24
Each
units
Low Noise - 18.5 dB 14.5dBm 2.2dB 1 17 GHz Surface Mount SMT 16 3.1 x 3.1 x 1mm 1mm 3.1mm -
RS Stock No. 165-7501
Mfr. Part No.BGA416E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
HK$3.845
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Broadband - 23 dB -3dBm 1.2dB 1 - Surface Mount SOT-143 4 2.9 x 1.3 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 2.9mm -
RS Stock No. 110-7770
Mfr. Part No.BGB741L7ESDE6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
HK$5.80
Each (In a Pack of 15)
units
Low Noise - 21.5 dB - 1.8dB 1 5 GHz Surface Mount TSLP 7 2 x 1.3 x 0.35mm 0.35mm 2mm -
RS Stock No. 862-6467
Mfr. Part No.HMC902LP3E
HK$317.91
Each
units
Low Noise - 19.5 dB 16dBm 1.8dB 1 10 GHz Surface Mount SMT 16 3.1 x 3.1 x 1mm 1mm 3.1mm -
RS Stock No. 160-2694
Mfr. Part No.HMC441LP3E
HK$181.07
Each (On a Reel of 50)
units
Power - 14 dB 18dBm 5dB 1 13.5 GHz Surface Mount SMT 16 3.1 x 3.1 x 1mm 1mm 3.1mm -
RS Stock No. 850-7896
Mfr. Part No.ADL5535ARKZ-R7
HK$43.095
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Linear - 16.7 dB 17.7dBm 3dB 1 1 GHz Surface Mount SOT-89 3 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.6mm 1.6mm 4.6mm -
RS Stock No. 190-8041
Mfr. Part No.MAX2112ETI+
HK$73.10
Each
units
RF Variable Gain - 80 dB - 9dB - 2175 MHz Surface Mount QFN 28 5 x 5 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 5mm -
RS Stock No. 160-2672
Mfr. Part No.HMC636ST89E
HK$52.181
Each (On a Reel of 50)
units
Low Noise, Wide Band - 13 dB 23dBm 2.5dB 1 4 GHz Surface Mount SOT-89 3 4.6 x 2.59 x 1.6mm 1.6mm 4.6mm -
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