Renesas Electronics Corporation strengthened its industry-leading RF portfolio for traditional macro base transceiver stations (BTS) with four new high-reliability, high-performance devices, offering customers access to a complete RF signal chain solution. This expansion includes the industry’s first quad-channel F4482/1 TX variable gain amplifiers (VGA) and the F011x family of dual-channel first-stage low noise amplifiers (LNA). The new device set also includes the F1471 RF driver amplifier – the first high-power pre-driver with P1dB of over 1/2W – and the F2934 RF switch with higher isolation in a smaller package for digital predistortion (DPD) feedback path.
The expanded RF lineup delivers the high performance, high reliability, flexibility, and smaller form factor demanded by 5G Macro BTS systems. These new RF devices perform well across a wide range of environmental conditions and frequency bandwidths, and integrate Renesas’ Smart Silicon™ innovations, which enable smaller footprints for a given function – a key advantage for the large number of antenna paths required for each system (more info).