RF Amplifier ICs

RF amplifiers - or radio frequency amplifiers - are tuned amplifiers that increase the high-frequency signal used in radio communications. They're used in electronic circuits with other components.

Types of RF amplifiers

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.

Common types include:

  • 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 amplifier converts a low-power radio-frequency signal into a higher power signal.

RF amplifiers applications

RF amplifiers have a variety of applications, including communications testing and medical diagnostics as well as voice and data communications.


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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. 160-2693
Mfr. Part No.HMC441LC3B
MYR270.507
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. 110-7475
Mfr. Part No.BGA715N7E6327XTSA2
BrandInfineon
MYR4.331
Each (In a Pack of 15)
units
Low Noise - 20 dB - 0.7dB 1 1.615 GHz Surface Mount TSNP 7 2 x 1.3 x 0.35mm 0.35mm 2mm -
RS Stock No. 862-6322
Mfr. Part No.HMC311SC70E
MYR34.56
Each
units
MMIC - 15 dB 15.5dBm 5dB 1 8 GHz Surface Mount SC-70 6 2.25 x 1.35 x 0.91mm 0.91mm 2.25mm -
RS Stock No. 795-8035
Mfr. Part No.ADL5545ARKZ-R7
MYR13.67
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Gain - 15.9 dB 9.4dBm 5.2dB 1 6 GHz Surface Mount SOT-89 3 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.6mm 1.6mm 4.6mm -
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