IDT Announces Broadband Differential Input RF Amplifier, Simplifying RF DAC and Integrated Transceiver-Based Designs

IDT's F1423 is the First to Integrate Amplifier and Balun in One Package for Direct Connection to RF DACs and Transceivers

Dec 17, 2015, 06:33 ET from Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today introduced a broadband differential input RF amplifier that greatly simplifies designs for transmitters utilizing RF digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and/or integrated transceivers used in a wide variety of base stations and public safety infrastructure.

IDT's latest RF offering, the F1423 integrates a high-performance amplifier and balun in one small package, providing a differential input that aligns with the standard differential Tx outputs of RF DACs and integrated transceivers. Together with its excellent wideband RF performance, this results in a much more streamlined transmitter design than competitive alternatives for today's advanced wireless applications.

The F1423 delivers wide bandwidth--from 600 MHz to 3000 MHz—to address a variety of RF transmitter applications with a single device. Also, this high-performance amplifier delivers 13dB typical gain, 20 dB Common-Mode-Rejection-Ratio (CMRR) and very high linearity of 42 dBm OIP3 @ 2000 MHz.

"Today, the F1423 joins our rapidly expanding lineup of uniquely innovative RF products. The F1423, with its internal balun and matching, reduces solution area and cost and simplifies the transmitter design process," said Chris Stephens, general manager of IDT's RF division. "IDT's portfolio spans passive as well as active RF components, and our use of proprietary innovative design technology enables us to deliver cost reducing, SNR-enhancing, highly reliable products in very small packages."

The F1423 features a 50 ohm differential RF input and 50 ohm single-ended output with up to 22 dBm of output power at 1dB compression.  It is ideally suited for the high crest factor, high bandwidth, complex modulated 2G, 3G, and 4G signals that are output from RF DACs and integrated transceivers. It operates with a single 5 V supply at a typical supply current of 120 mA.

Pricing and Availability
The F1423 is available now in a 4 x 4 mm 24-QFN package. Pricing is $3.17 each for a lot of 10,000.

About IDT RF Products
IDT offers high-performance and full-featured radio frequency (RF) products that deliver exceptional performance in compact packages. All IDT RF signal path devices are silicon based, offering inherent advantages over GaAs-based products. The portfolio includes RF mixers, fixed and variable gain amplifiers (VGA), digital step attenuators (DSA), demodulators, broadband modulators, RF switches, and wideband voltage variable attenuators. IDT's RF devices are ideal for use in such products as cellular 4G base stations, broadband repeaters, distributed antenna systems and microwave backhaul equipment.

About IDT
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers' applications. IDT's market-leading products in timing, wireless power transfer, serial switching and interfaces are among the company's broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." Additional information about IDT is accessible at Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

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