In a base transceiver station as pictured above, a Tower Mounted Amplifier is mounted as close as practical to the antenna in order ton reduce the base transceiver station noise figure and therefore improve its overall sensitivity. In order to guarantee the continuity of service when power is lost, a failsafe functionality is implemented, typically using expensive mechanical relays or cumbersome Schottky diode.
Guerrilla RF GRF6011 provides failsafe operation with one RF path defaulting to a low insertion loss state, with all power removed and the other path defaulting to a high insertion loss state. Build on GaAs technology, this new high linearity switch provides a cost effective, high reliability failsafe capability along with a tiny application footprint.
About Guerrilla RF:
Guerrilla RF, a privately-held company headquartered in Greensboro, NC, provides high performance Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) for the wireless infrastructure market. They are dedicated to the development of high performance MMICs that allow wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers to provide greater coverage area and higher data rates.
Employing a team of industry veterans, Guerrilla RF offers cutting edge products utilizing their unique IP and patented Guerrilla Armor™ technology. Partnered with the world’s best semiconductor foundries and assembly vendors, they have the supply chain to meet any customer needs. In addition, they RF test 100% of their parts and rigorously qualify them per industry standards.