NXP integrates SiGe amp with consumer TV aerial

NPN silicon germanium microwave transistor for high speed, low noise applications in a plastic, 4-pin dual-emitter SOT343F package.

Features and benefits

  • 110 GHz fT silicon germanium technology
  • High maximum output third-order intercept point 32 dBm at 1.8 GHz
  • Low noise high linearity RF transistor


  • GPS
  • High linearity applications
  • Ka band oscillators DRO’s
  • LTE, cellular, UMTS
  • Medium output power applications
  • SDARS first stage LNA
  • Wi-Fi / WLAN / WiMAX
  • ZigBee

NXP integrates SiGe amp with consumer TV aerial

NXP Semiconductors is collaborating with NorthVu Systems on the design of an indoor digital TV antenna.

The antenna, called the NV20 Pro, is designed to receive digital 1080p HD television signals directly off-air. It measures 8.1 x 5.25 x 1.85in and has an integrated low-noise amplifier (LNA) based on NXP’s silicon-germanium low-noise transistor, the BFU760F.

NorthVu incorporated NXP’s low-noise transistor technology into the NV20 Pro to increase its signal range to up to 35 miles and improve overall picture reception.

“Using NXP’s advanced RF technology platform, we have succeeded in creating the smallest high performance indoor digital TV antenna,” said Spenser Williams, president of NorthVu Systems.

“NXP also did a great job of supporting us throughout the development of the NV20 Pro, quickly delivering multiple amplifier design iterations as we fine-tuned the design specifications for the product,” said Williams.

NorthVu NV20 Pro: http://www.northvu.com/northvusystems_home
NXP BFU760F RF transistor: http://www.nxp.com/pip/BFU760F


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