Deployable near the antenna to reduce trace losses, NEC’s UPC8240T6N external LNA can use distributed filtering to improve noise performance in GPS receiver ICs. Based on a proprietary SiGe:C bipolar process, the device has a typical gain of 28-dB and a noise of 1.0 dB. The LNA has a typical consumption of 6.5 mA and can run on supply voltages as low as 1.6 V. Features include a built-in power-save function, a bandgap regulator, an output matching network, and ESD protection.
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