1500 - 2700 MHz, 0.5 Watt Serial Controlled Digital Variable Gain Amplifier, 6-Bit, 0.5 dB Steps, Packaged

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    End of Life announced January 14, 2022 (PCN 22-0006).
    Last Time Buy: January 9, 2023
    Recommended replacement for new designs: TQC9305
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    Key Features

    • 2.3 - 2.7 GHz frequency range
    • 41.5 dB maximum gain at 2.5 GHz
    • 31.5 dB gain range in 0.5 dB steps
    • +48.5 dBm Output IP3
    • +27.3 dBm Output P1dB
    • Fully internally matched module
    • Integrated blocking capacitors, bias inductors
    • 3-wire SPI control programming

    Qorvo's TQM879008 is a digital variable gain amplifier (DVGA) featuring high linearity over the entire gain control range. This amplifier module integrates two gain blocks, a digital-step attenuator (DSA) and a high linearity 0.5 W amplifier. The module has the added feature of integrating all matching components, bias chokes and blocking capacitors. The internal 6-bit DSA provides a 31.5 dB gain control range in 0.5 dB steps and is controlled with a serial periphery interface (SPI™).

    The TQM879008 features variable gain from 10 dB to 41.5 dB at 2.5 GHz, +48.5 dBm output IP3, and +27.3 dBm P1dB. The module operates from a single +5 V supply and is available in a compact 28-pin 6 x 6 mm leadless SMT package.

    The TQM879008 is pin compatible with the TQM829007 (0.7 - 1.0 GHz, 0.25 W DVGA) and TQM879006 (1.8 - 2.7 GHz, 0.25 W DVGA). This allows one to size the right type of device for specific system level requirements as well as making the DVGA family ideal for applications where a common PCB layout is used for different frequency bands.

    Typical Applications

      • 3G / 4G Wireless Infrastructure
      • VSAT
      • LTE / WCDMA / GSM
      • Repeaters
      • Point-to-Point Radio
      • High Power Amplifiers
    Frequency Min(MHz) 1,500
    Frequency Max(MHz) 2,700
    Attenuation Range(dB) 31.5
    Gain @ 0 dB Atten(dB) 41.5
    OP1dB(dBm) 27.3
    OIP3(dBm) 48.5
    Bits 6
    NF(dB) 3.9
    Voltage(V) 5
    Current(mA) 285
    Package Type QFN, 28-pin
    Package(mm) 6.0 x 6.0 x 1.0
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free No
    Halogen Free Yes
    ITAR Restricted No
    ECCN 5A991.B

    This product appears in the following application block diagrams:

    • Applications > Defense & Aerospace > Communications > Military Radio

      Military Radio

    • Applications > Network Infrastructure > Wireless Infrastructure > Macro Base Station

      Macro Base Station