High Gain, High Linearity Active Bias Low Noise Amplifier

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Broadcom's MGA-13516 is a two stage, easy-to-use GaAs MMIC Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) with active bias.

The LNA has low noise with good input return loss and high linearity achieved through the use of Broadcom's proprietary 0.5um and 0.25um GaAs
Enhancement-mode pHEMT process.


  • Low noise figure
  • High gain
  • Good IRL
  • High linearity performance
  • High reverse isolation
  • Externally adjustable supply current
  • Externally adjustable gain
  • GaAs E-pHEMT Technology [1]
  • Low cost LPCC package
  • Excellent uniformity in product specifications


  • Low noise amplifier for cellular infrastructure including GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA.
  • Other very low noise applications.

Lifecycle Status


Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
RoHS6 Compliant Y
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Samples Available Yes
Max Qty of Samples 5
Frequency (GHz) 0.4-1.5
Bias Condition (V@mA) 5V@45mA
NF (dB) 0.66
Gain (dB) 31.8
P1dB (dBm) 23.5
OIP3 (dBm) 38
Package LPCC

Product Change Notice (PCN)4 i
Reliability Data Sheet1 i
S-Parameter2 i


Demonstration circuit board for MGA-14516 and MGA-13516