ANADIGICS AGB3301_12

AGB3301
50Ω High Linearity Low Noise
Wideband Gain Block
Data Sheet - Rev 2.2
FEATURES
• 250 - 3000 MHz Frequency Range
• +45 dBm Output IP3
• Low Noise Figure: 2.4 dB at 900 MHz
• 13.5 dB Gain at 900 MHz
• +24 dBm P1dB
• SOT-89 Package
• Single +5V to +9V Supply
• Low Power: less than 1 Watt
• Case Temperature: -40 to +100 oC
• RoHS Compliant Package, 260 oC MSL-2
APPLICATIONS
• Cellular Base Stations for W-CDMA, CDMA,
TDMA, GSM, PCS and CDPD systems
S24 Package
SOT-89
• Fixed Wireless
• MMDS/WLL
• WLAN, HyperLAN
• CATV
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The AGB3301 is one of a series of GaAs MESFET
amplifiers designed for use in applications
requiring high linearity, low noise and low distortion.
With a high output IP3, low noise figure and wide
band operation, the AGB3301 is ideal for 50Ω wireless
infrastructure applications such as Cellular Base
Stations, MMDS, and WLL. Offered in a low cost SOT89 surface mount package, the AGB3301 requires a
single +5V to +9V supply, and typically consumes less
than 1 Watt of power.
RF Input
RF Output
/ Bias
Figure 1: Block Diagram
03/2012
AGB3301
GND
4
1
2
3
RFIN
GND
RFOUT
Figure 2: Pin Out
Table 1: Pin Description
2
pin
name
description
1
RFIN
RF Input
2
GND
Ground
3
RFOUT
RF Output / Bias
4
GND
Ground
Data Sheet - Rev 2.2
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AGB3301
ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Table 2: Absolute Minimum and Maximum Ratings
PARAMETER
MIN
MAX
UNIT
Device Voltage
0
+12
VDC
RF Input Power
-
+15
dBm
Storage Temperature
-40
+150
°C
Channel Temperature
-
+150
°C
Stresses in excess of the absolute ratings may cause permanent damage.
Functional operation is not implied under these conditions. Exposure to
absolute ratings for extended periods of time may adversely affect reliability.
Table 3: Operating Ranges
PARAMETER
MIN
TYP
MAX
UNIT
Operating Frequency: f
250
-
3000
MHz
-
+9
+10
VDC
-40
-
+100
Device Voltage: Vdd
Case Temperature: Tc
o
C
The device may be operated safely over these conditions; however, parametric
performance is guaranteed only over the conditions defined in the electrical
specifications.
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AGB3301
Table 4: Electrical Specifications - Unmatched 50Ω Test Circuit
(Ta = +25 °C, Vdd = +9 VDC, f = 900 MHz, see Figure 3)
PARAMETER
MIN
TYP
MAX
UNIT
12
13.5
15
dB
Input Return Loss: S11
-
-15
-10
dB
Output Return Loss: S22
-
-15
-10
dB
Output IP3 (1)
+42
+45
-
dBm
Noise Figure
-
2.4
3.5
dB
Output 1dB Compression: P1dB
-
+24
-
dBm
Thermal Resistance: θJC
-
-
40
90
110
130
Gain: S21
Supply Current
o
C/W
mA
Notes:
(1) OIP3 is measured with two tones: 900 MHz and 901 MHz, +5dBm output per
tone.
V SUPPLY
Bypass
RF Choke
D C B loc k
RF
Input
D C B loc k
AGB3301
V DD
Figure 3: Unmatched 50Ω Test Circuit
4
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RF
Output
AGB3301
performance data
Figures 4 through 8 contain data for the device as tested in the unmatched 50Ω test circuit shown in Figure 3.
Unless otherwise indicated, Vdd = +9 VDC.
Figure 4: OIP3 vs. Frequency
(in Unmatched 50Ω Test Circuit)
Figure 5: OIP3 vs. Case Temperature
(in Unmatched 50Ω Test Circuit)
50
50
45
OIP3 (dBm)
OIP3 (dBm)
45
40
35
Output Power = +5 dBm
TA = +25 oC
30
25
40
35
25
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
Output Power = +5 dBm
Frequency = 900 MHz
30
3000
-50
-25
0
25
50
75
100
Case Temperature (oC)
Frequency (MHz)
Figure 6: Gain vs. Frequency
(in Unmatched 50Ω Test Circuit)
Figure 7: Gain vs. Case Temperature
(in Unmatched 50Ω Test Circuit)
14
16
14
13.5
12
13
Gain (dB)
Gain (dB)
10
8
6
12.5
12
4
Frequency = 900 MHz
11.5
TA = +25 oC
2
0
11
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
3000
-50
Frequency (MHz)
Figure 8: Return Loss vs. Frequency
(in Unmatched 50Ω Test Circuit)
5
0
Return Loss (dB)
-5
-10
-15
-20
-25
S11
-30
S22
TA = +25 oC
-35
-40
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
3000
Frequency (MHz)
5
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-25
0
25
Case Temperture (oC)
50
75
100
AGB3301
application information
VSUPPLY
900 MHz Application: +9V Supply
(824 - 960 MHz)
100pF
0.01uF
18nH
3.9nH
RF
Input
AGB3301
1pF
6pF
RF
Output
VDD
Capacitors are Murata GRM39 series.
Inductors are Coilcraft 0603CS series.
Figure 9: 900 MHz Application Circuit (50Ω Terminations)
Table 5: 900 MHz Application Performance
(Vsupply = +9 VDC)
Figure 10: Output 3rd-Order Intercept vs. Power
(Vsupply = +9 VDC, 900 MHz Application Circuit)
TYP
UNIT
50
Gain: S21
13.8
dB
45
Input Return Loss: S11
-20
dB
Output Return Loss: S22
-18
dB
Output IP3 (1)
+47
dBm
Noise Figure
2.4
dB
Output 1dB Compression: P1dB
+24
dBm
OIP3 (dBm)
PARAMETER
40
35
30
25
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Output Power per tone (dBm)
Note:
(1) OIP3 is measured with two tones: 900 MHz and 901
MHz, +5dBm output per tone.
Figure 11: Gain vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +9 VDC, 900 MHz Application Circuit)
Figure 12: Return Loss vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +9 VDC, 900 MHz Application Circuit)
16
5
0
12
-5
Return Loss (dB)
14
S21 (dB)
10
8
6
4
-15
-20
-25
-30
2
0
-10
S11
-35
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
3000
-40
S22
0
Frequency (MHz)
6
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
Frequency (MHz)
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2100
2400
2700
3000
AGB3301
+5 VDC
900 MHz Application: +5V Supply
(824 - 960 MHz)
100pF
0.01uF
18nH
3.9nH
RF
Input
AGB3301
1pF
6pF
RF
Output
VDD
Capacitors are Murata GRM39 series.
Inductors are Coilcraft 0603CS series.
Figure 13: 900 MHz Application Circuit (50Ω Terminations)
Figure 14: Output 3rd-Order Intercept vs. Power
(Vsupply = +5 VDC, 900 MHz Application Circuit)
Table 6: 900 MHz Application Performance
(Vsupply = +5 VDC)
TYP
UNIT
50
Gain: S21
13.5
dB
45
Input Return Loss: S11
-20
dB
Output Return Loss: S22
-20
dB
Output IP3 (1)
+42.5
dBm
30
Noise Figure
2.5
dB
25
+18.5
dBm
Output 1dB Compression: P1dB
OIP3 (dBm)
PARAMETER
40
35
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Output Power per tone (dBm)
Note:
(1) OIP3 is measured with two tones: 900 MHz and 901 MHz,
+5dBm output per tone.
Figure 15: Gain vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +5 VDC, 900 MHz Application Circuit)
Figure 16: Return Loss vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +5 VDC, 900 MHz Application Circuit)
16
5
0
14
-5
Return Loss (dB)
12
S21 (dB)
10
8
6
-10
-15
-20
-25
4
-30
2
-35
0
-40
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
3000
S11
S22
0
600
900
1200
1500
1800
Frequency (MHz)
Frequency (MHz)
7
300
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2100
2400
2700
3000
AGB3301
+9 VDC
1900 MHz Application: +9V Supply
(1710 - 1990 MHz)
0.01uF
Coilcraft 1008CS series
2pF
18nH
3.9nH
RF
Input
AGB3301
6pF
RF
Output
VDD
1pF
1pF
4.7nH
Capacitors are Murata GRM39 series.
Inductors < 10nH are TOKO PLT2012-F series.
Figure 17: 1900 MHz Application Circuit (50Ω Terminations)
Table 7: 1900 MHz Application Performance
(Vsupply = +9 VDC)
Figure 18: Output 3rd-Order Intercept vs. Power
(Vsupply = +9 VDC, 1900 MHz Application Circuit)
TYP
UNIT
50
Gain: S21
12.1
dB
45
Input Return Loss: S11
-10
dB
Output Return Loss: S22
-12
dB
Output IP3 (1)
45
dBm
30
Noise Figure
2.9
dB
25
Output 1dB Compression: P1dB
+21
dBm
OIP3 (dBm)
PARAMETER
40
35
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Output Power (dBm)
Note:
(1) OIP3 is measured with two tones: 1900 MHz and 1901
MHz, +5dBm output per tone.
Figure 19: Gain vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +9 VDC, 1900 MHz Application Circuit)
Figure 20: Return Loss vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +9 VDC, 1900 MHz Application Circuit)
5
14
0
12
-5
Return Loss (dB)
Gain (dB)
16
10
8
6
4
-15
-20
-25
-30
2
0
-10
S11
-35
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
3000
-40
S22
0
Frequency (MHz)
8
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
Frequency (MHz)
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2100
2400
2700
3000
AGB3301
+5 VDC
1900 MHz Application: +5V Supply
(1710 - 1990 MHz)
0.01uF
Coilcraft 1008CS series
2pF
18nH
3.9nH
RF
Input
AGB3301
6pF
RF
Output
VDD
1pF
1pF
4.7nH
Capacitors are Murata GRM39 series.
Inductors < 10nH are TOKO PLT2012-F series.
Figure 21: 1900 MHz Application Circuit (50Ω Terminations)
Table 8: 1900 MHz Application Performance
(Vsupply = +5 VDC)
Figure 22: Output 3rd-Order Intercept vs. Power
(Vsupply = +5 VDC, 1900 MHz Application Circuit)
TYP
UNIT
50
Gain: S21
12.0
dB
45
Input Return Loss: S11
-10
dB
Output Return Loss: S22
-15
dB
Output IP3 (1)
+37
dBm
30
Noise Figure
2.8
dB
25
Output 1dB Compression: P1dB
+18
OIP3 (dBm)
PARAMETER
40
35
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Output Power (dBm)
dBm
Note:
(1) OIP3 is measured with two tones: 1900 MHz and 1901
MHz, +5dBm output per tone.
Figure 23: Gain vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +5 VDC, 1900 MHz Application Circuit)
Figure 24: Return Loss vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +5 VDC, 1900 MHz Application Circuit)
5
16
0
14
-5
Return Loss (dB)
Gain (dB)
12
10
8
6
-10
-15
-20
-25
4
-30
2
-35
0
-40
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
3000
S11
S22
0
9
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
Frequency (MHz)
Frequency (MHz)
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2100
2400
2700
3000
AGB3301
+9 VDC
2500 MHz Application: +9V Supply
(2400 - 2690 MHz)
0.01uF
68nH
TOKO PTL2012-F series
2pF
1.5nH
Coilcraft 1008CS series
RF
Input
AGB3301
10pF
RF
Output
VDD
1.2pF
1pF
Capacitors are Murata GRM40 series.
Figure 25: 2500 MHz Application Circuit (50Ω Terminations)
Table 9: 2500 MHz Application Performance
(Vsupply = +9 VDC)
Figure 26: Output 3rd-Order Intercept vs. Power
(Vsupply = +9 VDC, 2500 MHz Application Circuit)
TYP
UNIT
50
Gain: S21
11.5
dB
45
Input Return Loss: S11
-15
dB
Output Return Loss: S22
-11
dB
Output IP3 (1)
+45
dBm
30
Noise Figure
3.4
dB
25
Output 1dB Compression: P1dB
+19
dBm
OIP3 (dBm)
PARAMETER
40
35
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Output Power per tone (dBm)
Note:
(1) OIP3 is measured with two tones: 2500 MHz and 2501
MHz, +5dBm output per tone.
Figure 27: Gain vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +9 VDC, 2500 MHz Application Circuit)
Figure 28: Return Loss vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +9 VDC, 2500 MHz Application Circuit)
16
5
0
14
-5
Return Loss (dB)
Gain (dB)
12
10
8
6
4
-15
-20
-25
-30
2
0
-10
S11
-35
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
3000
-40
S22
0
Frequency (MHz)
10
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
Frequency (MHz)
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2100
2400
2700
3000
AGB3301
+5 VDC
2500 MHz Application: +5V Supply
(2400 - 2690 MHz)
0.01uF
68nH
TOKO PTL2012-F series
2pF
1.5nH
Coilcraft 1008CS series
RF
Input
AGB3301
10pF
RF
Output
VDD
1.2pF
1pF
Capacitors are Murata GRM40 series.
Figure 29: 2500 MHz Application Circuit (50Ω Terminations)
Table 10: 2500 MHz Application Performance
(Vsupply = +5 VDC)
Figure 30: Output 3rd-Order Intercept vs. Power
(Vsupply = +5 VDC, 2500 MHz Application Circuit)
TYP
UNIT
50
Gain: S21
11.5
dB
45
Input Return Loss: S11
-15
dB
Output Return Loss: S22
-15
dB
Output IP3 (1)
+42
dBm
30
Noise Figure
3.3
dB
25
Output 1dB Compression: P1dB
+17
OIP3 (dBm)
PARAMETER
40
35
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
Output Power per tone (dBm)
dBm
Note:
(1) OIP3 is measured with two tones: 2500 MHz and 2501
MHz, +5dBm output per tone.
Figure 31: Gain vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +5 VDC, 2500 MHz Application Circuit)
Figure 32: Return Loss vs. Frequency
(Vsupply = +5 VDC, 2500 MHz Application Circuit)
5
16
0
14
-5
Return Loss (dB)
Gain (dB)
12
10
8
6
4
-10
-15
-20
-25
-30
2
-35
0
-40
0
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
2100
2400
2700
3000
S11
S22
0
11
300
600
900
1200
1500
1800
Frequency (MHz)
Frequency (MHz)
Data Sheet - Rev 2.2
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2100
2400
2700
3000
AGB3301
Bias Circuit
A schematic of the basic, unmatched bias circuit for the
AGB Series Gain Blocks is shown in Figure 33. The
RF input and output terminations are 50Ω. Inductor
L1 provides DC power from Vsupply and serves as an
RF choke to maintain desired AC performance. The
input capacitor C1 and output capacitor C2 are RF
blocks that isolate DC current from adjacent circuits.
Capacitor C3 is used as an RF bypass that minimizes
noise from the supply.
In some applications, a feedback resistor R1 may be
added in series with L1, as shown in Figure 34, for
improved stability or to serve as a voltage drop for
operation from higher supply voltages.
Matching for RF Performance
The AGB3301 Gain Block amplifier can be used in
many fixed wireless frequency bands, such as the
824-894 MHz U.S. cellular bands, the 1850-1990 MHz
PCS band, the 880-960 MHz GSM band, the 24002500 MHz ISM band, and the 2500-2686 MHz MMDS
band. Reactive matching circuits may be designed for
VSUPPLY
L1
C1
C2
Gain
Block
RF
Output
VDD
Figure 33: Unmatched Bias Circuit
VSUPPLY
C3
R1
L1
C1
RF
Input
C2
Gain
Block
Recommended matching circuits for various
applications, as well as wideband S-parameters to use
in the simulation of custom designs, are included in this
data sheet. For a particular application not addressed
in the data sheet, please consult with an ANADIGICS
Sales Reperesentative or Application Engineer.
Evaluation Boards
A versatile evaluation board that enables users
to measure actual device performance has been
developed for the AGB Series Gain Blocks. The
generic layout allows the user to implement a wide
variety of matching circuits, in order to assess
performance for a particular application.
The evaluation board is 1.0” square, and is fabricated
on 0.031” thick FR-4 material. Figures 35 and 36 show
the via hole locations and the layout pattern on both
sides of the evaluation board. The vias have a 0.010”
diameter and are plated through.
To request an evaluation board, please contact an
ANADIGICS Sales Reperesentative or Application
Engineer.
C3
RF
Input
both the input and output, in order to optimize the RF
performance for a particular application. For example,
gain, linearity (OIP3) and return loss may be improved
over a particular frequency band of interest.
RF
Output
VDD
ESD Sensitivity
Electrostatic discharges can cause permanent damage
to this device. Electrostatic discharges accumulate
on test equipment and the human body, and can
discharge without detection. Although the AGB3301
has some internal ESD protection, proper precautions
and handling are strongly recommended. Refer to the
ANADIGICS application note on ESD precautions.
S-Parameter Data
Table 11 depicts the raw Magnitude and Angle data
for an unmatched AGB3301 over the 50 to 3000 MHz
frequency range of operation. Data is shown in 100
MHz steps, with a characteristic impedance of 50
Ohms, Vdd = +9 V, and at Ta = +25 oC.
Figure 34: Bias Circuit with Optional
Feedback/Voltage Drop Resistor
12
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AGB3301
Figure 35: Evaluation Board - Front
(not to scale)
13
Figure 36: Evaluation Board - Back (X-ray)
(not to scale)
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AGB3301
Table 11: AGB3301 S-Parameters in Unmatched 50 Ohm Test Fixture
(Ta = +25 oC, Vdd = +9 VDC)
freq
(MHz)
S11
(dB
MAG)
S11
(ANG)
S21
(dB
MAG)
S21
(ANG)
S12
(dB
MAG)
S12
(ANG)
S22
(dB
MAG)
S22
(ANG)
K
Factor
50
-17.240
-26.836
13.890
177.501
-17.739
-5.826
-22.828
-12.593
1.071
100
-17.818
-24.935
13.923
166.419
-17.740
-12.179
-22.325
-9.197
1.071
200
-17.974
-34.201
13.867
152.851
-17.761
-22.231
-21.803
-8.616
1.074
300
-17.597
-48.060
13.823
137.564
-17.829
-34.138
-20.469
-13.300
1.075
400
-16.818
-61.919
13.738
122.524
-17.880
-46.032
-19.340
-22.688
1.074
500
-16.203
-72.241
13.689
109.623
-17.981
-56.240
-18.198
-32.842
1.074
600
-15.872
-86.658
13.618
94.800
-18.068
-68.243
-17.305
-42.732
1.075
700
-15.078
-99.811
13.505
80.160
-18.252
-79.835
-15.953
-55.898
1.077
800
-14.502
-111.363
13.431
67.244
-18.380
-90.550
-14.951
-66.502
1.074
900
-13.558
-123.957
13.324
52.393
-18.552
-102.255
-13.797
-79.947
1.067
1000
-12.872
-136.927
13.155
37.799
-18.793
-114.050
-13.045
-94.039
1.073
1100
-12.164
-147.021
13.041
25.076
-18.992
-124.586
-12.202
-106.633
1.067
1200
-11.546
-159.463
12.828
10.497
-19.285
-136.011
-11.418
-120.336
1.074
1300
-10.784
-170.927
12.712
-4.332
-19.621
-148.937
-10.467
-134.472
1.063
1400
-10.459
178.426
12.567
-16.845
-19.828
-158.967
-9.884
-144.828
1.063
1500
-9.687
166.125
12.363
-31.761
-20.305
-171.081
-9.063
-158.869
1.060
1600
-9.113
154.614
12.297
-46.270
-20.620
175.644
-8.547
-172.334
1.045
1700
-8.542
144.746
11.990
-57.669
-20.966
166.403
-7.995
175.205
1.046
1800
-8.130
132.897
11.806
-72.889
-21.605
153.682
-7.426
162.038
1.066
1900
-7.614
121.269
11.563
-86.545
-22.073
141.197
-6.857
148.241
1.061
2000
-7.248
111.723
11.180
-100.060
-22.884
131.005
-6.447
136.894
1.131
2100
-6.829
99.551
11.067
-114.887
-23.345
116.441
-6.000
123.076
1.113
2200
-6.460
88.236
10.692
-128.636
-24.074
105.279
-5.583
110.380
1.164
2300
-6.101
78.176
10.611
-142.376
-24.869
93.413
-5.240
98.427
1.191
2400
-5.808
67.626
10.326
-153.887
-25.528
82.036
-4.884
85.867
1.228
2500
-5.462
56.234
9.626
-167.744
-27.027
68.885
-4.507
72.338
1.463
2600
-5.221
46.556
9.472
179.161
-27.961
56.842
-4.273
61.953
1.564
2700
-5.002
35.297
8.791
166.470
-29.593
45.457
-4.003
49.279
1.949
2800
-4.731
25.044
8.367
151.095
-31.373
26.771
-3.738
36.788
2.365
2900
-4.499
15.361
8.378
140.912
-32.317
14.056
-3.573
25.880
2.484
3000
-4.268
5.171
8.018
126.890
-34.888
-1.921
-3.327
13.676
3.298
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AGB3301
PACKAGE OUTLINE
Figure 37: S24 Package Outline - SOT-89
1R
Figure 38: Branding Specifications
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AGB3301
Ordering Information
PART NUMBER
TEMPERATURE
RANGE
PACKAGE
DESCRIPTION
COMPONENT PACKAGING
AGB3301RS24Q1
-40 to +100 °C
RoHS Compliant
SOT-89 Package
1,000 piece Tape and Reel
ANADIGICS, Inc.
141 Mount Bethel Road
Warren, New Jersey 07059, U.S.A.
Tel: +1 (908) 668-5000
Fax: +1 (908) 668-5132
URL: http://www.anadigics.com
E-mail: Mktg@anadigics.com
IMPORTANT NOTICE
ANADIGICS, Inc. reserves the right to make changes to its products or to discontinue any product at any time without notice.
The product specifications contained in Advanced Product Information sheets and Preliminary Data Sheets are subject to
change prior to a product’s formal introduction. Information in Data Sheets have been carefully checked and are assumed
to be reliable; however, ANADIGICS assumes no responsibilities for inaccuracies. ANADIGICS strongly urges customers
to verify that the information they are using is current before placing orders.
warning
ANADIGICS products are not intended for use in life support appliances, devices or systems. Use of an ANADIGICS product
in any such application without written consent is prohibited.
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