IF/RF gain block state-of-the-art performance the easy way

January 03, 2013 // By Greg Fung, Linear Technology
Bandwidth has become more precious than gold. As we push more and more data wirelessly through our smartphones, tablets, GPS, and video players, the spectrum has become more crowded. Increasingly complex and efficient modulation schemes allow us to carry more MBits/mHz through the air.

However, the key to these demanding schemes is a high fidelity signal path. Achieving high linearity and low noise while dissipating a minimum of power are keys to achieving these increased data rates within a limited spectrum and power budget. Similarly, components with built-in ease-of-use and guaranteed specifications are keys to quick, painless design cycles.

Linear Technology's LTC®6431-15 IF/RF amplifier has been specifically designed with all of these attributes in mind. It simultaneously offers both high linearity and low noise while keeping power dissipation in check. At the same time, it offers unmatched ease-of-use and guaranteed minimum linearity specs.

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