News | November 17, 2020

Qorvo Launches Best-In-Class Low Noise Amplifier For Broadband Defense Receivers

Sets new performance levels in applications that require high sensitivity

Qorvo, a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced a low noise amplifier (LNA) for electronic warfare (EW), phased array radar and communications system applications where low noise figure, low power consumption and small size are critical to mission success. The amplifier supports the full 6-18 GHz band and features an industry best low noise figure of 1.4 dB across the 12 GHz bandwidth.

The Qorvo CMD328K3 is a high-performance, broadband low noise amplifier GaAs MMIC that delivers greater than 27 dB of gain with a corresponding low power consumption of 52mA and 3V. The CMD328K3 is a 50 ohm matched design that eliminates the need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. It delivers these benefits in a leadless, 3x3 mm plastic surface mount package designed for ease of integration and is an alternative to larger and more costly hybrid amplifiers.

With its flat low noise figure and high gain over the entire frequency range, the CMD328K3 will enable EW systems designers to deliver the high system signal sensitivity required to detect today’s smaller, faster and smarter targets before they become a true threat.

The CMD328K3, with the following specifications, is available now to qualified customers.

Frequency Range 6 - 18 GHz
Gain 27dB
Noise Figure 1.4dB
Input Return Loss 15dB
Output Return Loss 15dB
Supply Current 52mA
Package Size 3 x 3 mm

Qorvo is a leading supplier of RF products and compound semiconductor foundry services to defense primes and other global defense and aerospace customers. Qorvo is the only supplier to achieve a Manufacturing Readiness Level 10 (MRL 10) rating from the U.S. Department of Defense.

About Qorvo
Qorvo makes a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (RF) solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. For more information, visit

Source: Qorvo, Inc.