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

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

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