600 - 4000 MHz, 0.5 Watt Serial Controlled Digital Variable Gain Amplifier, 6-Bit, 0.5 dB Steps, Packaged

    Discontinued >

    End of Life announced June 8, 2020 (PCN 20-0074).
    Last Time Buy: June 18, 2021
    Recommended replacements for new designs: TQM879026, TQC9305, TQM879008
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    Key Features

    • Includes Amp + DSA + Amp
    • 600 - 4000 MHz
    • 33 dB maximum gain at 2.14 GHz
    • 6-bit, 31.5 dB gain range
    • +27.3 dBm P1dB
    • +45 dBm OIP3
    • 3-wire serial control programming

    Qorvo's TQM879028 is a digital variable gain amplifier (DVGA) featuring high linearity performance in a fully integrated module. The amplifier module features the integration of a high performance gain block, a digital step attenuator (DSA), along with a high linearity 1/2 W amplifier in a compact package. The internal DSA offers 0.5 dB step, 6-bit, and 31.5 dB range and has a serial controlled interface. The individual stages are accessible to external ports to allow for optimization of the last stage amplifier for individual bands and also allowing other functional blocks to be added in-between the stages.

    The TQM879028 features variable gain from 1.5 dB to 33 dB at 2.14 GHz, +45 dBm output IP3, and +27 dBm P1dB while only consuming 230 mA current from a 5V supply. The module is available in a compact 24-pin 4x4 mm leadless SMT package.

    Typical Applications

      • 3G / 4G Wireless Infrastructure
      • GSM / WCDMA / LTE
      • High Power Amplifiers
      • Repeaters
    Frequency Min(MHz) 600
    Frequency Max(MHz) 4,000
    Attenuation Range(dB) 31.5
    Gain @ 0 dB Atten(dB) 33
    OP1dB(dBm) 27.3
    OIP3(dBm) 45
    Bits 6
    NF(dB) 1.5
    Voltage(V) 5
    Current(mA) 230
    Package Type QFN, 24-pin
    Package(mm) 4.0 x 4.0 x 1.0
    RoHS Yes
    Lead Free Yes
    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