RF Amplifiers 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. 626-3752
Mfr. Part No.BGM1013,115
BrandNXP
MYR1.346
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
General Purpose 2100MHz 26.1 dB 14dBm 4.9dB 1 - Surface Mount SOT-363 6 2.2 x 1.35 x 1mm 1mm 2.2mm -
RS Stock No. 165-7501
Mfr. Part No.BGA416E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
MYR2.329
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. 752-8142
Mfr. Part No.BGA416E6327HTSA1
BrandInfineon
MYR3.382
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. 145-8914
Mfr. Part No.BGA616H6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
MYR3.009
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Broadband MMIC - 19 dB 18dBm 2.6dB 1 2 GHz Surface Mount SOT-343 4 2 x 1.25 x 0.8mm 0.8mm 2mm -
RS Stock No. 898-6933
Mfr. Part No.BGA616H6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
MYR4.152
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Broadband MMIC - 19 dB 18dBm 2.6dB 1 2 GHz Surface Mount SOT-343 4 2 x 1.25 x 0.8mm 0.8mm 2mm -
RS Stock No. 160-2672
Mfr. Part No.HMC636ST89E
MYR25.009
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 -
RS Stock No. 862-6196
Mfr. Part No.HMC636ST89E
MYR29.62
Each
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 -
RS Stock No. 166-0865
Mfr. Part No.BGB741L7ESDE6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
MYR2.315
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. 110-7770
Mfr. Part No.BGB741L7ESDE6327XTSA1
BrandInfineon
MYR3.53
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. 806-7969
Mfr. Part No.AD8283WBCPZ
MYR87.44
Each
units
General Purpose - - - - - - Surface Mount LFCSP 72 10.1 x 9.85 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 10.1mm AEC-Q100
RS Stock No. 862-6269
Mfr. Part No.HMC960LP4E
MYR78.94
Each
units
Gain - - - 23dB 2 100 MHz Surface Mount SMT 24 4.1 x 4.1 x 1mm 1mm 4.1mm -
RS Stock No. 862-6366
Mfr. Part No.HMC441LP3E
MYR118.55
Each
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. 626-3516
Mfr. Part No.BGA6589,135
BrandNXP
MYR8.58
Each
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. 160-9961
Mfr. Part No.HMC430LP4E
MYR72.091
Each (On a Reel of 50)
units
Low Noise - - 2dBm - 1 5.5 GHz Surface Mount SMT 24 4.1 x 4.1 x 1mm 1mm 4.1mm -
RS Stock No. 124-2285
Mfr. Part No.BGA6589,135
BrandNXP
MYR6.793
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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. 162-9258
Mfr. Part No.SMA3117-TL-H
MYR0.695
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
Wide Band - 33.5 dB 9.8dBm 4.1dB 1 3 GHz Surface Mount MCPH 6 2 x 1.6 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 2mm -
RS Stock No. 862-6363
Mfr. Part No.HMC441LC3B
MYR272.44
Each
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. 160-2693
Mfr. Part No.HMC441LC3B
MYR264.11
Each (On a Reel of 50)
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. 791-9563
Mfr. Part No.SMA3101-TL-E
MYR1.03
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
Wide Band - 25.5 dB -4dBm 4dB 1 3 GHz Surface Mount MCPH 6 2 x 1.6 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 2mm -
RS Stock No. 862-6322
Mfr. Part No.HMC311SC70E
MYR37.38
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 -