800 - 950 MHz, 3 V GSM Power Amplifier

    Not Recommended For New Designs >

    Recommended replacement for new designs: RF6886.

    Key Features

    • Single 2.7V to 4.8V Supply Voltage
    • +36dBm Output Power at 3.5V
    • 32dB Gain with Analog Gain Control
    • 56% Efficiency
    • 800MHz to 950MHz Operation
    • Supports GSM and E-GSM

    Qorvo's RF2173 is a high power, high efficiency power amplifier module offering high performance in GSM or GPRS applications. The device is manufactured on an advanced GaAs HBT process, and has been designed for use as the final RF amplifier in GSM hand-held digital cellular equipment and other applications in the 800MHz to 950MHz band. On-board power control provides over 70dB of control range with an analog voltage input, and provides power down with a logic "low" for standby operation. The device is self-contained with 50 ohm input and the output can be easily matched to obtain optimum power and efficiency characteristics. The RF2173 can be used together with the RF2174 for dual-band operation. The device is packaged in an ultra-small plastic package, minimizing the required board space.

    Typical Applications

      • General Purpose Wireless
    Standards GSM, GPRS
    Bands 800 to 950 MHz
    Gain(dB) 32
    Pout(dBm) 36
    PAE(%) 56
    Voltage(V) 3.5
    Package Type QFN
    Package(mm) 4.0 x 4.0
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free Yes
    Halogen Free Yes
    ITAR Restricted No
    ECCN 5A991.G

    This product appears in the following application block diagrams:

    • Applications > Defense & Aerospace > Communications > Military Radio

      Military Radio

    • Applications > Network Infrastructure > Wireless Infrastructure > Repeaters / Boosters / DAS

      Repeaters / Boosters / DAS