Low noise amplifier MMIC delivers bypass switch for LTE
Stephen LawElectronics Semiconductors semiconductor
NXP LTE3401L high-gain low noise amplifier (LNA) with bypass switch for LTE receiver applications, is available in a small plastic 6-pin thin leadless package. Device delivers system-optimized gain for both primary and diversity applications where sensitivity improvement is required. The high linearity of this low noise device ensures the required receive sensitivity independent of cellular transmit power level in frequency division duplex (FDD) systems. When receive signal strength is sufficient, device can be switched off to operate in bypass mode at increased IP3i level and a 1μA supply current, to lower power consumption. Device is internally ac coupled and requires only one external matching inductor.