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RFPA0133

3 TO 5V PROGRAMMABLE GAIN HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER AMPLIFIER


Package Style: QFN, 16-Pin, 3mmx3mm

VBIAS

VCC1 14

16

NC

15

Features

0.5W CW Output Power at 3.6V 1W CW Output Power at 5V 32dB Small Signal Gain at 900MHz >60% Efficiency @ PSAT Digitally Controlled Output Power 380MHz to 960MHz Frequency Range High Isolation Analog Communication Systems 900MHz Spread Spectrum Systems 400MHz Industrial Radios Driver Stage for Higher Power Applications 3V to 5V Applications High Isolation Buffer

NC 1 GND 2 RF IN 3 NC 4 5 NC 6 PD 7 NC 8 NC

G16 13 12 G8 11 NC 10 RF OUT/VCC2 9 RF OUT/VCC2


GaAs pHEMT Si CMOS Si BJT

Applications

Functional Block Diagram

Product Description
The RFPA0133 is a 3V to 5V high efficiency programmable gain amplifier IC. The device is manufactured on an advanced Gallium Arsenide Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor (HBT) process. The device has been designed to offer saturated efficiency greater than 60% over a range of frequencies from 380MHz to 960MHz.

Ordering Information
RFPA0133SQ RFPA0133SR RFPA0133TR7 RFPA0133PCK-410 RFPA0133PCK-411 Sample Bag with 25 Pieces 7 Reel with 100 Pieces 7 Reel with 2500 Pieces 860MHz to 930MHz PCBA with 5-piece Sample Bag 430MHz to 470MHz PCBA with 5-piece Sample Bag

GaAs HBT
GaAs MESFET InGaP HBT

Optimum Technology Matching Applied


SiGe BiCMOS Si BiCMOS SiGe HBT GaN HEMT RF MEMS LDMOS

RF MICRO DEVICES, RFMD, Optimum Technology Matching, Enabling Wireless Connectivity, PowerStar, POLARIS TOTAL RADIO and UltimateBlue are trademarks of RFMD, LLC. BLUETOOTH is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed for use by RFMD. All other trade names, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 2012, RF Micro Devices, Inc.

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RFPA0133
Absolute Maximum Ratings Parameter
Supply Voltage Power Down Voltage (VPD) VBIAS DC Supply Current Input RF Power Output Load VSWR (See Note) Ambient Operating Temperature Storage Temperature

Rating
-0.5 to +5.25 -0.5 to +3.3 -0.5 to +3.3 500 +10 6:1 -40 to +85 -40 to +150

Unit
VDC V V mA dBm C C

Caution! ESD sensitive device.


Exceeding any one or a combination of the Absolute Maximum Rating conditions may cause permanent damage to the device. Extended application of Absolute Maximum Rating conditions to the device may reduce device reliability. Specified typical performance or functional operation of the device under Absolute Maximum Rating conditions is not implied. RoHS status based on EUDirective2002/95/EC (at time of this document revision). The information in this publication is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed by RF Micro Devices, Inc. ("RFMD") for its use, nor for any infringement of patents, or other rights of third parties, resulting from its use. No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent or patent rights of RFMD. RFMD reserves the right to change component circuitry, recommended application circuitry and specifications at any time without prior notice.

Note: Due to high efficiency of this PA, the maximum ICC should always be less than 400mA. Only under short term poor VSWR conditions is 500mA acceptable.

Parameter
Overall
CW Output Power CW Output Power Small Signal Gain Second Harmonic Third Harmonic CW Efficiency Power Down ON Power Down OFF VPD Input Current G16, G8 ON G16, G8 OFF G16, G8 Input Current Output Power

Min.

Specification Typ.

Max.

Unit

Condition
T=25 C, VCC =3.6V, VPD =VBIAS =3.0V, PIN =0dBm, Freq=915MHz

27.5 30 32 23 45 55 0 1.7 0 1.0 26.5 21 14 3 27.5 23 16 5 200 3.6 230 150 65 35 29 25 18 8 63 3.0 0.5 6 3.0 0.7 0.8

dBm dBm dB dBc dBc % V V mA V V mA dBm dBm dBm dBm ns V mA mA mA mA 110 200 mA nA

VCC =3.6V VCC =5V PIN =-10dBm Without external second harmonic trap G16=high, G8=high, PIN =0dBm Voltage supplied to the input Voltage supplied to the input Only in ON state Voltage supplied to the input Voltage supplied to the input Only in ON state G16=high, G8=high, PIN =0dBm G16=high, G8=low, PIN =0dBm G16=low, G8=high, PIN =0dBm G16=low, G8=low, PIN =0dBm

Turn On/Off Time

Power Supply
Power Supply Voltage Power Supply Current Specifications G16=high, G8=high, PIN =0dBm G16=high, G8=low, PIN =0dBm G16=low, G8=high, PIN =0dBm G16=low, G8=low, PIN =0dBm G16=high, G8=high, No RF In G16=low, G8=low, PD=low. No RF IN.

Idle Current

40

75 60

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POUT versus PIN 860MHz to 930MHz at 3.6V and +25C.
70 28 65 60 26 55 50

Efficiency versus POUT 860MHz to 930MHz at 3.6V and +25C

Output Power (dBm)

24

Efficiency (%)

45 40 35 30

22

20

RFPA0133_860MHz RFPA0133_900MHz RFPA0133_930MHz


-15 -13 -11 -9 -7 -5 -3 -1 1 3 5

25 20 15 20 21 22 23 24 25

RFPA0133_860MHz RFPA0133_900MHz RFPA0133_930MHz


26 27 28 29

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Input Power (dBm)

Output Power (dBm)

POUT versus PIN 900MHz at 3.6V; -40C to +85C


29 28 27 26 25 24 70 65 60 55 50

Efficiency versus POUT 900MHz at 3.6V; -40C to +85C

Output Power (dBm)

23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 -15 -14-13 -12-11 -10 -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5

Efficiency (%)

45 40 35 30

RFPA0133_-40C EFPA0133_+25C RFPA0133_+85C

25 20 15 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

RFPA0133_-40C RFPA0133_+25C RFPA0133_+85C


27 28 29

Input Power (dBm)

Output Power (dBm)

PSAT versus VCC 900 MHz PIN=0 dBm


31 30 29 64 28 66

Saturated Efficiency versus VCC 900 MHz PIN=0 dBm

65

POUT (dBm)
27 26 25 24 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0

Efficiency (%)

63

62

61

60 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0

VCC

VCC

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RFPA0133
Thermal Resistance versus Output Power
150 140 130
140 130 3.6V 5.0V

Thermal Resistance versus Current

Thermal Resistance (C/W)

110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 3.6V 5.0V

Thermal Resistance (C/W)

120

120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 75 100 125 150 175 200 225 250 275 300

325

350

Power (dBm)

Current (mA)

Maximum Die Temperature versus Output Power


160 150

Die Temperature (C )

140 130 120 110 100 90 80 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 3V 5V

Output Power (dBm)

NOTE: Thermal resistance and die temperature are measured at a PCB temperature of 85C on a standard 900MHz evaluation board.

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Pin 1,4,5, 7,8, 11, 15 2 3 6 Function NC Description
These pins may be left unconnected or soldered to ground.

GND RF IN VPD

Ground connection. Keep traces physically short and connect immediately to the ground plane for best performance. Amplifier RF input. The amplifier does not contain internal DC blocking and, therefore, should be externally DC blocked before connecting to any device which has DC present or which contains a DC path to ground. Power down control voltage. When this pin is at 0V, the device will be in power down mode, dissipating minimum DC power. When this pin is at 3V the device will be in full power mode delivering maximum gain and output power capability. This pin should not, in any circumstance, be higher than 3.3V. This pin should also have an external UHF and HF bypassing capacitor. Typically VBIAS =VPD =3.0V. Amplifier RF output. This is an unmatched collector output of the final amplifier transistor. Bias for the final power amplifier output transistor must also be provided through one of these pins. Pins 9 and 10 should be used for the RF output with a matching network that presents the optimum load impedance to the PA for maximum power and efficiency, as well as providing DC blocking at the output. RF output power gain control 8dB bit (see specification table for logic). The control voltage at this pin should never exceed 3.3V and a logic high should be at least 1.7V. This pin should also have an external UHF bypassing capacitor. See note. RF output power gain control 16dB bit (see specification table for logic). The control voltage at this pin should never exceed 3.3V and a logic high should be at least 1.7V. This pin should also have an external UHF bypassing capacitor. See note. Positive supply for the first stage (driver) amplifier. This is an unmatched transistor collector output. Positive supply for the bias circuits. This pin should be bypassed with a single UHF capacitor, placed as close as possible to the package. Typically, VBIAS =VPD =3.0V.

9,10

RF OUT/VCC2 G8 G16 VCC1 VBIAS

12 13 14 16

Note: The 8dB and 16dB gain steps are approximate for small signal operation. As the device compresses, the values of the gain steps compress as well. The output power table on page two shows the effect of the gain steps for saturated (0dBm input) operation.

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RFPA0133
Evaluation Board Schematic 860MHz to 930MHz
R2 (See Table Below) C13 2.2 F C5 100 pF L4 2.7 nH Toko R1 DNP C7 100 pF 16 1 C1 100 pF RF IN C15 DNP L1 4.7 nH Toko 2 3 4 5 All components are 0402 unless specified otherwise. VCC1/VCC2 (Volts) 5.0 4.5 4.0 <3.6 R2 () 30 20 10 3.9 6 7 8 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 C6 DNP L3 3.3 nH Coilcraft L2 10 nH Coilcraft 0603 C11 100 pF C3 100 pF C9 2.2 F RFPA0133410(B) 865 930 MHz C12 DNP C17 2.2 F RF OUT/VCC2 C10 5.6 pF Johanson C2 100 pF RF OUT C16 DNP C8 100 pF G8 VCC1 G16

VBIAS C14 2.2 F C4 100 pF

Note: R2 values are approximate. The resistor values may be changed by 1 standard value for convenience.

VPD

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Evaluation Board Schematic 430MHz to 470MHz
R2 (See Table Below) C13 2.2 F C5 33 pF L4 10 nH Toko R1 DNP C7 100 pF 16 1 C1 100 pF RF IN C15 220 L1 18 nH Toko 2 3 4 5 VCC1/VCC2 (Volts) 5.0 4.5 4.0 <3.6 R2 () 30 20 10 3.9 6 7 8 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 C6 DNP L3 10.4 nH Coilcraft 0604 L2 18 nH Coilcraft 0603 C11 100 pF C3 100 pF C9 2.2 F RFPA0133 430 MHz C12 DNP C17 2.2 F RF OUT/VCC2 C10 9.1 pF Johanson C2 100 pF RF OUT C16 DNP C8 100 pF G8 VCC1 G16

VBIAS C14 2.2 F C4 100 pF

Note: R2 values are approximate. The resistor values may be changed by 1 standard value for convenience.

VPD

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RFPA0133
Evaluation Board Layout

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RFPA0133
Package Drawing

Branding Diagram

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