50 - 6000 MHz, 3.3 V Voltage Controlled Attenuator

    Key Features

    • Patented Circuit Architecture
    • Broadband 50MHz to 6000MHz Frequency Range
    • 30dB Attenuation Range
    • +50dBm IIP3 Typical
    • +80dBm IIP2 Typical
    • High 1dB Compression Point >+30dBm
    • Low Supply Current 1mA Typical
    • 3.3V Power Supply
    • Linear in dB Control Characteristic
    • Internal Temperature Compensation
    • Class 1C ESD (1000V)
    • Complete Solution in a Small 3mm x 3mm, QFN Package
    • 5V Part Available RFSA2013

    Qorvo's RFSA2023 is a fully monolithic analog voltage controlled attenuator (VCA) featuring exceptional linearity over a typical temperature-compensated 30dB gain control range. It incorporates a revolutionary new circuit architecture to solve a long-standing industry problem: high IP3, high attenuation range, low DC current, broad bandwidth and temperature-compensated linear in dB control voltage characteristic. This voltage controlled attenuator is controlled by a single positive control voltage with on-chip DC conditioning circuitry. The slope of the control voltage versus gain is selectable. The RFSA2023 draws a very low 1mA current and is packaged in a small 3mm x 3mm QFN. This attenuator is matched to 50 ohm over its rated control range and frequency with no external matching components required. Typical VCA's in this performance category have poor inherent attenuation versus temperature and poor nonlinear attenuation versus control voltage characteristics. To correct these shortcomings, other VCA's require extensive off-chip analog support circuitry that consume valuable PCB area and additional DC power. This game-changing product incorporates the complete solution in a small 3mm x 3mm QFN package that reduces the footprint by 20X in area and reduces the DC power by 10X over conventional PIN diode approaches.

    Frequency Min(MHz) 50
    Frequency Max(MHz) 6,000
    Insertion Loss(dB) 2.6
    Attenuation Range(dB) 33.2
    IP1dB(dBm) 30
    IIP3(dBm) 50
    Voltage(V) 3.3
    Package Type QFN
    Package(mm) 3.0 x 3.0
    ECCN 5A991.G

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