28Oct

Guerrilla RF Offers De-embedded S-Parameters with Noise Data

Guerrilla RF now offers several low noise amplifiers (LNA) with de-embedded s-parameters which include noise parameters. These data sets allow design engineers to accurately simulate the tradeoffs between LNA gain, noise figure (NF) and filter performance associated with various matching networks and matching component types.

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30Sept

Introducing GRF2243 LNA with Bypass

Guerrilla RF's new GRF2243 is an outstanding, cost-effective LNA with low-loss bypass. It's great for a wide variety of radio applications requiring very low noise figure (NF) and high gain. The device can be easily tuned over a range of frequencies from 100 MHz up to 5 GHz.

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27August

The DFN-6 Family Continues to Expand

Guerrilla RF is constantly adding to its family of 1.5 mm DFN-6 devices. Every device uses a common layout and application schematic. Within the family, there are more than 30 RF amplifiers offering a wide variety of gain, NF, linearity and bypass options.

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9July

Can an Amplifier Be Unconditionally Stable?

Simply put, an amplifier is said to be unconditionally stable if there are no passive source or load impedances which can induce an oscillation. Unfortunately, this terminology results in occasional misconceptions among design engineers.

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3June

How to Power Up and Power Down an RF Amplifier

Sequencing your amplifier on and off properly can prevent damage of your device. These failures can occur in the lab, during production test or, worse yet, in the field.

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2May

Why Are Application and Fractional Bandwidth Fundamental to Choosing an RF Amplifier?

Depending on the specifics of a particular amplifier application, there can be many critical RF parameters, including gain, P1dB, IP3, IP2, NF and efficiency. One fundamental requirement that is often overlooked, at least initially, is the application bandwidth.

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1Apr

Introducing Guerrilla Replace™: Guerrilla RF's New Amplifier Cross-reference Engine

In today's marketplace, there is a never-ending stream of legacy RF devices being discontinued and offered for last-time buy. In order to simplify the search for alternative devices, Guerrilla RF has created Guerrilla Replace™, a crossreference search tool which can be found on the company home page.

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4Mar

Guerrilla Search™: Guerrilla RF's New Amplifier Search Engine

Searching an amplifier supplier website for RF design solutions is unusually difficult. If a search engine is available at all, it returns limited or inaccurate results, forcing a designer to sift through dozens of irrelevant devices.

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6Feb

Where Can I Find Application Notes on the Website?

At Guerrilla RF, we provide a high level of applications support to our customers. A key part of this work consists of creating custom tunes for devices when the standard data sheet configuration does not adequately address the required performance.

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8Jan

How Important Is Noise Figure to Your Receive Chain?

Setting cascaded noise figure (NF) for an amplifier chain starts with the first-stage low noise amplifier (LNA).

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30Nov

Do You Need to Limit Amplifier Output Power?

In an RF lineup with two amplifier stages (driver and final), there are times when you want to limit the saturated output power (Psat) of the driver stage.

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14Nov

Do You Have an Unusual Amplifier Requirement?

RF amplifier data sheet specification tables typically focus on the usual suspects: Gain, Noise Figure, IP3, P1dB. If you have a unique requirement, what do you do?

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18Oct

Introducing Guerrilla Search: Identify the Optimum Amplifier for Your Application

With the fastest growing amplifier portfolio in the industry, it's become difficult for our customers to identify which product best satisfies their performance and cost requirements.

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1Oct

How Do We Customize Amplifier Performance with Only Packaging?

The GRF4004 is a high-linearity driver with low noise. It is fabricated in a 250 nm E-mode pHEMT process and packaged in GRF's standard 1.5 mm DFN-6. For applications above 1500 MHz which require high inputreferenced linearity and very low noise, it is ideal.

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30Aug

Why Is the DFN-6 Package So Magnificent? Part 2

As we discussed in last month's newsletter, the Guerrilla RF DFN-6 portfolio currently offers a growing tool kit of 20+ devices which employ an identical package, pin out and layout. Selecting a different device and changing a component value, or sometimes placing or not placing a specific matching component, opens up a wide range of gain, NF, linearity and bypass options.

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27Jul

Why Is the DFN-6 Package So Magnificent? Part 1

At Guerrilla RF, we are constantly adding to our portfolio of 1.5 mm DFN-6 devices. Currently, there are more than 20 amplifier devices in this family - offering a wide variety of gain, NF, linearity and bypass options.

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8Jun

Legendary Product: GRF4002 Broadband LNA

At Guerrilla RF, we've created a portfolio of RF devices that offer high levels of performance combined with flexibility. Our devices are usable in a wide range of applications and frequencies.

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21May

Do You Need a Go-To Amplifier?

As a radio designer, it's nice to have a go-to amplifier that you can use and reuse for a wide range of application frequencies, linearity requirements, bias voltages and currents.

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13Apr

How Do I Improve Gain Flatness Without Sacrificing Return Loss?

Your broadband application requires a highly efficient, linear driver that features superior gain flatness with excellent return losses over the band. The return loss requirement prevents the use of mismatch at the low end of the band to flatten the gain, so what do you do?

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13Mar

How Can I Get Low Noise And Good Matching?

If your receiver lineup must have the lowest possible cascaded noise figure (NF), then Guerrilla RF's GRF207X or GRF208X low noise amplifier (LNA) families will provide the ultra-low noise and high gain you need in a standard DFN-8 package and pinout.

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9Feb

And You Thought the GRF2501 Was Impressive?

The GRF2501 is a world-class WLAN low noise amplifier, but there is a new product that extends our WLAN dominance - the GRF2101. It offers higher gain, lower NF, better linearity and lower cost.

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19Jan

Surprised by Avago/Broadcom EOL? We've Got You Covered!

Have you been affected by Avago/Broadcom's sweeping Obsolescence Notification? To help you, we've put together a comprehensive Suggested Replacements list. With potential replacements for over 100 different Avago products, we are ready to help you during this major transition!

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10Jan

Need to Swap Out Amplifiers in a Common Footprint? No Problem!

With a single, compact layout, you now have access to a wide breadth of RF capability. Product obsolescence? System requirements change? Simply select a different component and move forward.

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