Low Noise Amplifier with switchable Bypass/Shutdown Mode in Low Profile Package

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Broadcom's MGA-64606 is an economical, easy-to-use GaAs MMIC Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) with Bypass/Shutdown mode.

MGA-64606 has a low noise figure and high linearity achieved through the use of Broadcom’ proprietary 0.25um GaAs Enhancement-mode pHEMT process. 

The 1.5-3.0 GHz MGA-64606 LNA has switchable shutdown and bypass functionality that enables it to be bypassed during periods of high input signal power. This feature reduces current consumption, conserving battery-life in portable devices. The MGA-64606 addresses GPS, WiMAX, WLAN, WiBro and DMB and other applications.


  • Low current consumption
  • Adjustable bias current
  • Low Noise Figure
  • Low current consumtion in Bypass Mode, <100µA
  • High Linearity (LNA and Bypass Mode)
  • Low profile package


  • Low noise amplifier for GPS, WiMAX, WLAN, WiBro and DMB applications
  • Other ultra low noise applications in the 1.5 - 3 GHz band

Lifecycle Status


Replacement Part

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Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Obsolete
RoHS6 Compliant Y
Distrib. Inventory No
Frequency (GHz) 1.5-3
Bias Condition (V@mA) 3V@7mA
NF (dB) 0.95
Gain (dB) 15.3
P1dB (dBm) -3.0(IP1dB)
Package SMT 2x1.3
Application Note2 i
Product Change Notice (PCN)2 i
Reliability Data Sheet1 i
S-Parameter3 i