Agilent Technologies introduces high-efficiency enhancement-mode PHEMT FET for wireless infrastructure through 6 GHz

12/18/2002 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced its highest power output, dynamic range and power-added efficiency E-pHEMT (enhancement-mode pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor) field effect transistor (FET) in the miniature leadless plastic chip carrier package, designed for wireless applications up to 6 GHz.

At 2 GHz, the single-voltage operation Agilent ATF-511P8 E-pHEMT FET features +30 dBm output power at 1 dB gain compression, +41.7 dBm third-order output intercept point (OIP3) and 69 percent power-added efficiency. These industry-leading features combine with a noise figure of 1.4 dB and 4.5-volt operation. The device is specified for operation in 900 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.1 GHz cellular/PCS frequency bands as well as for fixed wireless, WLAN and other services operating in the 50 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range. And its miniature size saves valuable printed circuit board space.

The ATF-511P8 is an ideal solution for driver or pre-driver amplifier applications as well as Q2 and Q3 stages for front-end low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) in cellular/PCS/WCDMA and GSM/EGSM (Extended GSM) wireless base stations. It is also an excellent choice as a driver for transmitters in wireless local-area network (WLAN), wireless local loop (WLL) and multi-channel multi-point distribution system (MMDS)/wireless cable applications.

Agilent remains the industry's only supplier of E-pHEMT devices that feature single-voltage operation. With single voltage operation, high-power efficiency and superior RF performance, Agilent's new E-pHEMT devices are the logical choice to replace both single-voltage HBTs that have high noise figure and dual-voltage conventional PHEMT and GaAs HFET (heterostructure FET) devices.

The ATF-511P8 E-pHEMT FET is housed in the compact 2.0 mm x 2.0 mm x 0.75 mm 8-pad industry-standard leadless plastic chip carrier JEDEC DRP-N LPCC package (JEDEC Solid State Technology Association is the semiconductor engineering standardization body of the Electronic Industries Alliance). The FET features very high reliability with a predicted (single) point MTTF (mean time to failure) of over 300 years at a mounting temperature of +85 C.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent ATF-511P8 is priced at $2.79 each in 5,000 to 9,999-piece quantities and is immediately available through Agilent's direct sales channel, and through Agilent's worldwide distribution partners. Further information on Agilent's RF semiconductor products is available at www.agilent.com/view/rf.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 36,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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