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CEL replacements for discontinued Renesas RF products

Renesas 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 Components

CEL 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.
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RFIC SwitchesCEL 6-XSON bottom view CEL 6-XSON top view

CEL 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
Package Style
CG2163X3 UPG2163T5N SPDT 6.0GHz 1.8, 3.0, 5.0 0.40dB 40dB +33dBm 6-XSON
CG2176X3 UPG2176T5N absorptive
5.85GHz 1.8, 3.0, 5.0 0.45dB 30dB +37.5dBm 6-TSON
CG2179M2 UPG2214TB
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 low noise GaAs FETs

CEL 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.

        Bias     Package
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