CEL Expands Its Formidable Power LDMOS FET Offering with Four New Renesas Devices Targeting 2-Way Radio and General Medium Power Applications

Santa Clara, CA — October 14, 2013 —  Renesas Electronics and California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) introduce the NE555 family of RF Discrete LD MOSFETs which were specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of 2-Way Radios.  The NE555 series are also great medium power transistors for Automatic Metering Infrastructure, RFID readers, and general short range wireless applications.  

Key Features

  • RF output power options of 9W, 7W, and 2W at frequencies up to 1GHz, with nominal 7.5V supply.
  • High Power Added Efficiencies in the 52-60% range for 915MHz, and 63-73% range for 157MHz.
  • Built-in ESD protection, and high mismatch tolerance (ruggedness).
  • High thermal conductivity packaging. 

Pricing, Packaging and Availability

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

NE5550979A 9W LDMOS FET:      $3.50 @ 10K pcs
NE5550779A 7W LDMOS FET:      $3.00 @ 10K pcs
NE5550279A 2W LDMOS FET:      $1.60 @ 10K pcs
NE5550234    2W LDMOS FET:      $0.80 @ 10K pcs

CEL has evaluation boards optimized at 460MHz and 915MHz, and offers extensive design support.

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 
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL)
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Tel.: 408-919-2226 

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