Dual LNA for Balanced Application 1440 – 2350 MHz
Avago Technologies’ MGA-16216 is an ultra low-noise
high linearity amplifier pair with built-in active bias and
shutdown features for balanced applications in the 1950
MHz band. Shutdown functionality is achieved using
a single DC voltage input pin. High linearity is achieved
through the use of Avago Technologies’ proprietary GaAs
Enhancement-mode pHEMT process1. It is housed in a
miniature 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.85 mm3 16-pin Quad Flat No-lead
(QFN). The compact footprint coupled with ultra low noise
and high linearity makes MGA-16216 an ideal choice for
basestation transmitters and receivers.
For applications > 1950 MHz, it is recommended to use
MGA-16316 1950-4000 MHz. For applications < 1450 MHz,
it is recommended to use MGA-16116 450-1450 MHz. All 3
products share the same package and pin out configuration.
4.0 x 4.0 x 0.85 mm3 16-Lead QFN
Package marking provides orientation and
“16216 “ = Device Code
“YYWW” = Date Code identifies year and
work week of manufacturing
“XXXX” = Last 4 digit of assembly lot
1 RFIN1 10 GND
Pin 12 3 GND
Pin 2 Pin 17 Pin 11 4 RFIN2 13 Not used
Pin 3 Pin 10 5 Bias_out2 14 Bias_in1
Pin 9 6 Vsd2
7 Bias_in2 16 Bias_out1
8 Not used 17 GND
VIEW FROM THE TOP
9 RFOUT2 – –
Ultra Low Noise Figure
Variable Bias and Shutdown functionality
High IIP3: +17 dBm typ.
GaAs E-pHEMT Technology 
Small package size: 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.85 mm3
RoHS and MSL1 compliant.
1950 MHz @ 4.8 V, 52.5 mA (typ per amplifier)
Gain: 18.4 dB
NF: 0.32 dB 
IIP3: 17.1 dBm
P1dB: 19.5 dBm
Shutdown voltage Vsd range > 1.5 V
Total shutdown current (Vsd1, Vsd2 = 3 V): 4.8 mA
Basestation Transmitter and Receivers requiring
Ultra low-noise RF amplifiers.
1. Enhancement mode technology employs positive Vgs, thereby
eliminating the need of negative gate voltage associated with
conventional depletion mode devices.
2. Measured at RFin pin of packaged part, other losses deembedded.
3. Good RF practice requires all unused pins to be grounded.
Attention: Observe precautions for
handling electrostatic sensitive devices.
ESD Machine Model = 60 V
ESD Human Body Model = 300 V
Refer to Avago Application Note A004R:
Electrostatic Discharge, Damage and Control.