CEL Expands Its Formidable Small Signal GaAs FET Offering with Two New Renesas X - Ku Band GaAs FETs

Santa Clara, CA — October 17, 2013 —  Renesas Electronics and California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) introduce the NE3516S02 and NE3513M04 GaAs FETs which were specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of X to Ku band low noise block (LNB) downconverters for direct broadcast satellites.  These general purpose GaAs FETs are also well suited for general purpose X to Ku band wireless communications.

Key Features

These new GaAs FETs offer improved Associated Gain and Noise Figure performance over previous generation devices.

Typical performance at 12GHz with bias 2V / 10mA:

NE3516S02: NF = 0.35dB, Ga = 14dB  (typically used for 1st stage)
NE3513M04: NF = 0.45dB, Ga = 13dB (typically used for 2nd stage)

Both devices maintain impressive NF and Ga at the lower bias of 2V / 6mA, as follows:

NE3516S02: NF = 0.35dB, Ga = 13.5dB
NE3513M04:NF = 0.50dB, Ga = 12dB

Pricing, Packaging and Availability

Samples are available now at CEL.  Pricing is as follows:

NE3516S02: $0.72 @ 100K pcs
NE3513M04: $0.52 @ 100K pcs

About CEL

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is the exclusive sales and marketing partner in the Americas for products made by the Compound Semiconductor Devices Business Division (CSDBD) of Renesas Electronics Corporation, formerly NEC Electronics Corporation.  These products include RF components and RFICs, optocouplers, solid state relays, and laser diodes and photo detectors.

CEL serves designers, OEMs and contract manufacturers in the RF & Wireless, Mobilecomm, Multimedia, Broadband Communications, Industrial Control, and Automated Test Equipment (ATE) markets. With over 50 years of experience in high frequency design, customer support and fulfillment, CEL is ide­ally positioned to provide its customers with solutions tailored to meet their specific needs.

CEL maintains extensive inventories and provides engineering and applications assistance at its technical centers in Santa Clara, CA and Wauconda, IL.  The company supports customers through sales offices, sales representatives and distributors in numerous locations. Visit us at www.cel.com.  


Joe Grimm 
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