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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.
Download CEL's Conflict Minerals Statement.

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.
Control voltages are 1.8V, 3V and 5V.
They are used in WIFI routers and modules, Bluetooth, ISM band applications like wireless headsets and many other VHF and UHF applications.
Characteristics are typ. at 2.5 GHz at room temperature.
Part No. Type Max. Frequency (GHz) Insertion Loss (dB) Isolation (dB) P0.1dB (dBm) P1dB (dBm) Package Style
CG2163X3 SPDT 6.0 0.40 40 +29.0 +33 6-XSON
CG2176X3 SPDT 5.85 0.45 30 +38.0 6-TSON
CG2179M2 SPDT 3.0 0.45 26 +30.0 SOT-363
CG2185X2 SPDT 6.0 0.35 28 +29.0 +32 6-TSON
CG2214M6 SPDT 3.0 0.35 25 +30.0 6-SMD
CG2409M2 SPDT 3.8 0.45 27 +36.5 SOT-363
CG2409X3 SPDT 6.0 0.40 26 +37.5 6-TSON
CG2415M6 SPDT 6.0 0.35 32 +35.0 6-SMD
CG2415X3 SPDT 6.0 0.35 32 +31.0 +35 6-SMD
CG2179M2-Q SPDT 3.0 0.45 26 +30.0 SOT-363
CG2430X1 SP3T 6.0 0.50 28 +28.0 +31 8-TSON
CG2164X3 DPDT 6.0 0.50 25 +32.0 6-TSON

CG2179M2-Q is qualified according to AECQ100.
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.

Part No. Replacement for: Typical Usage Test Freq. VDS (V) IDS (mA) Noise Figure Gain Package Style
CE3512K2 NE3210S01
LNA at
X-band, Ku-band, 24GHz oscillators
12GHz 2 10 0.30dB 13.7dB Micro-X
CE3514M4 NE3503M04
2nd stage at X-band, Ku-band 12GHz 2 10 0.42dB 12.2dB Plastic SMD
CE3520K3 NE3520S03 1st stage up to 24GHz 20GHz 2 10 0.55dB 13.8dB Micro-X
CE3521M4 NE3521M04 2nd or 3rd stage at 20GHz 20GHz 2 10 0.70dB 11.9dB Plastic SMD
CA3509M4   LNA for
1.575 GHz 3 15 0.40dB 17.0dB Plastic SMD

CA3509M4 is a low noise amplifier with on-chip bias supply and on-chip ESD protection.