CEL replacements for discontinued Renesas RF productsRenesas has decided to withdraw from the microwave semiconductor device business as described in their press release. There are CEL direct drop-in replacement parts for many of the Renesas microwave devices that are being discontinued, including all RF switches and most of the low noise GaAs FETs (pHEMTs). The complete End of Life (EOL) list of parts is available in this pdf.
RF ComponentsCEL California Eastern Laboratories designs and manufactures a range of RF components, using the world's number one GaAs foundry. Many of them are direct replacements for discontinued Renesas parts at reduced cost and improved performance.
Download CEL's Conflict Minerals Statement.
RFIC SwitchesCEL offers a wide range of RFIC Switches (SPDT, SP3T, DPDT) in industry standard and miniaturized packages.
They are used in WIFI routers and modules, Bluetooth, ISM band applications like wireless headsets and many other
VHF and UHF applications.
|Typical Electrical Characteristics (TA = 25°C)|
|Part No.||Replacement for||Type||Max. Operating Frequency||Control Voltages (V)||Insertion Loss @2.5GHz||Isolation @2.5GHz||P0.1dB
|CG2163X3||UPG2163T5N||SPDT||6.0GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.0||0.40dB||40dB||+33dBm||6-XSON|
|5.85GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.0||0.45dB||30dB||+37.5dBm||6-TSON|
|SPDT||3.0GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.0||0.45dB||26dB||+32.5dBm||SOT-363 (low cost!)|
|CG2185X2||UPG2185T6R||SPDT||6.0GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.0||0.35dB||28dB||+29dBm||+32dBm||6-TSON|
|CG2214M6||UPG2214TK||SPDT||3.0GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.0||0.35dB||25dB||+32.5dBm||6-SMD|
|CG2409M2||UPG2409TB||SPDT||3.8GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.0||0.45dB||27dB||+37.5dBm||+39dBm||SOT-363|
|CG2409X3||UPG2409T6X||SPDT||6.0GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.0||0.40dB||26dB||+37.5dBm||+39dBm||6-TSON|
|CG2415M6||UPG2415TK||SPDT||6.0GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.3||0.35dB||32dB||+31dBm||+35dBm||6-SMD|
|CG2430X1||UPG2430T6Z||SP3T||6.0GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.0||0.50dB||28dB||+28dBm||+32dBm||8-TSON|
|CG2164X3||UPG2164T5N||DPDT||6.0GHz||1.8, 3.0, 5.0||0.50dB||25dB||+34dBm||6-TSON|
Download CEL RF switch selection guide.
Small Signal GaAs FETs replacing RenesasCEL offers industry-leading Low Noise GaAs FET devices. Exceptional noise figure performance at frequencies past 20GHz are achieved in both ceramic and plastic packages.
CEL is continously designing new devices as replacements for discontinued Renesas parts. If you do not find the product you need please ask us as it might be in the pipeline already. Here is the list of currently available GaAs FET LNAs which are ideal for C-band, X-band, Ku-band and K-band applications.
|Part No.||Replacement for:||Comment||Test Freq.||VDS||IDS||Noise Figure||Gain||Code||Style|
|CE3512K2||NE3512S02, NE3511S02, NE3516S02, NE3210S01, NE4210S01||LNA at X-band, Ku-band||12GHz||2V||10mA||0.30dB||13.7dB||K2||Micro-X|
|CE3514M4||NE3503M04, NE3513M04||2nd stage at X-band, Ku-band||12GHz||2V||10mA||0.42dB||12.2dB||M4||Plastic SMD|
|CE3520K3||NE3520S03||1st stage up to 24GHz||20GHz||2V||10mA||0.55dB||13.8dB||K3||Micro-X|
|CE3521M4||NE3521M04||2nd or 3rd stage at 20GHz||20GHz||2V||10mA||0.70dB||11.9dB||M4||Plastic SMD|
|CE3524K3||1st stage LNA at K-band||24GHz||2V||10mA||0.84dB||13.4dB||K3||Micro-X|
Bluetooth Smart Mini ModuleCEL has introduced a Bluetooth module, which is pin compatible with its ZigBee modules. Its main features are:
- Large range of 50m to 100m
- 8dBm output power
- Versions with antenna on the PCB and coaxial connector (MMCX)
- Supports CSRMesh™, UART, I2C and SPI
- Available wth Avi-on™ Software
- Interoperable with CEL's MeshWorks™ platform
And here is the Bluetooth Mini-Module Data Sheet.
Market Disrupter Award from ECNCalifornia Eastern Labs' MeshWorks™ wins prestigious "Market Disrupter Award" from ECN
Presentation with ApplicationsDownload the presentation (pdf, 17MB) which contains product comparisons, applications and case studies for CEL's MeshConnect ZigBee modules and sensors.
MeshConnect ZigBee Wireless ModulesCEL offers MeshConnect Wireless Modules based on their own MeshConnect transceivers ICs as well as industry-leading transceiver platforms from Silicon Labs™, Freescale™, Ember™ and Texas Instruments™. The modules feature long range, low power consumption, and integrated antennas. They are FCC, IC and CE certified, which greatly reduces development costs, risks, and time to market.
MeshConnect™ EM35x Mini Modules ZICM35xSP0 (8dBm output power) and ZICM35xSP2 (20dBm) are based on Ember's EM357 and EM358 ICs. Measuring only 16.6mm x 23.9mm these are among the smallest available Zigbee modules.
Datasheet MeshConnect ZigBee Mini Module ZICM35xSP0
MeshConnect™ EM357 High Temperature Mini Modules ZICM357SP2-x-HT are specified for the temperature range -40°C to +110°C spezifiziert. The output power is 20dBm (100mW). The modules are available with integrated antenna or with connector for an external antenna.
Datasheet MeshConnect ZigBee High Temperature Module
MeshConnect ZigBee Wireless USB StickCEL's MeshConnect™ EM357 Wireless USB Sticks enable hardware vendors to quickly integrate ZigBee® into existing devices with a USB port. No RF design expertise is required. They can be used as a hardware development platform for rapid prototyping and as a companion to the MeshConnect EM357 Modules.
The USB Sticks can be used as a platform for custom firmware development. It runs EmberZNet PRO™ stack, including Smart Energy, Home Automation, Commercial Building Automation and ZigBee Light Link profiles. The MeshConnect ZigBee Wireless USB Sticks are available with output power levels of 8dBm and 20dBm.
Datasheet MeshConnect ZigBee Wireless USB Stick.
Quick Start Guide with examples for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux (Ubuntu).
MeshConnect Ethernet Gateway for 2,4GHz ZigBeeThe MeshConnect Ethernet Gateway connects the 2.4GHz ZigBee network directly with the internet. It is based on Ember's ZNet PRO™ Software-Stack with profiles for
- Smart Energy
- Home Automation
- ZigBee Light Link and
- Building Automation
MeshWorks Ethernet Gateway for IEEE 802.15.4The MeshWorks Gateway is the version for IEEE802.15.4.
Brochure CEL Ethernet Gateways
MeshConnect SolutionsLighting: ZigBee Helps Light the Future
Internet of Things: MeshWorks IoT