Fully-integrated amplifier for GPS applications
This newest amplifier is made for electronic devices embedding a GPS function. It is the first low-noise amplifier that has integrated matching networks and a built-in power-down function, making this design smaller and cheaper. It runs well on the 1.575 GHz GPS frequency, with a power gain of 17 dB and noise figure of 1 .4 cB, and has a current consumption of 8.5 mA. It is stable, with a standby current consumption of as little as 10 nA. The amplifier maintains this performance even in an environment of -40 to 85C.